Greetings! I am an Associate 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 am currently completing a three year, $3.67 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation on the existence and nature of character, and heading up a new grant of $968K for 2013 to 2015 called the Developing Character Project. More details can be found at the website for The Character Project. In the summer of 2011 we received a supplemental grant for this program in the amount of $508,403. In the fall of 2012, we also received a seperate grant of $417,759 to be able to fund 16 projects in the philosophy and theology competitions. Some of this research was featured in an interview in the online version of the Wake Forest Magazine which is available here and is featured on the Big Questions Online website here. We have also launched a website devoted to Resources for the Study of Character.
Thanks to a Wake Forest Reynolds Leave, I have published two books with Oxford University Press - Moral Character: An Empirical Theory (2013), and Character and Moral Psychology (2014). Please feel free to visit my blog on character at Psychology Today.
I was very honored to be awarded both the 2009 Wake Forest University Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the 2009 Wake Forest University Award for Excellence in Research. This is the first time that a faculty member has ever won both prizes in the same year. More details are available here. From 2011-13 I was also the President of the North Carolina Philosophical Society.
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My CV (PDF)
Email: millerc [at] wfu [dot] edu
Department of Philosophy
P.O. Box 7332
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Fall 2013 Schedule
Two Sections of PHI 111