Greetings! I am 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 three year, $4.6 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation on the existence and nature of character, and am heading up a new grant called the Developing Character Project ($968K) which ends this summer. More details can be found at the website for The Character Project. We have also launched a website devoted to Resources for the Study of Character and another one called the Character Portal. 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 until 2016.

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), and am currently writing a trade book for Oxford on character.

I am very honored to have been awarded the 2014 Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award, 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

Fall 2015 Schedule
Three sections of PHI 111