Greetings! I am the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University. My work is primarily in contemporary meta-ethics, moral psychology, theory of action, normative theory, and philosophy of religion.

I have completed a five year, $5.6 million project on the existence and nature of character called The Character Project, with funding from the John Templeton Foundation and the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Please see our additional websites on Academic Resources for the Study of Character and Popular Resources on Character.

Thanks to a $3.9 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust, I am currently the philosophy director of The Beacon Project, which examines morally exceptional people from the perspectives of philosophy, theology, and psychology. In addition, I am a co-investigator on another Templeton grant whose goal is to develop a smartphone-based character assessment system for schools. I will be working with Edumetrics through 2017.

I have published two books with Oxford University Press, Moral Character: An Empirical Theory (2013), and Character and Moral Psychology (2014), and have finished a trade book entitled, The Character Gap: How Good Are We? which is coming out in December. The edited volume for the Character Project, Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology, is now out with Oxford. I have edited three other volumes, Essays in Philosophy of Religion, The Bloomsbury Companion to Ethics, and Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong), and one more edited volume is in the works, Integrity, Honesty, and Truth-Seeking (with Ryan West).

I am very honored to have been awarded the A. C. Reid Chair in Philosophy, the 2014 Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Student Engagement, the 2009 Wake Forest University Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2009 Wake Forest University Award for Excellence in Research. More details are available here.

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Christian Miller


Email: millerc [at] wfu [dot] edu

Mailing Address
Department of Philosophy
P.O. Box 7332
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Spring 2017 Schedule
PHI 370 Philosophy and Christianity
Independent Study on Virtue Ethics