Professional Service


Positions

Book Review Editor, The Journal of Moral Philosophy (2009-)
Editorial Board of the Journal of Character and Leadership Integration (2015-)
John Templeton Foundation Board of Advisors (2014-2015)
President, North Carolina Philosophical Society (2011-2013)
Secretary-Treasurer, North Carolina Philosophical Society (2009-2011).
Member, APA Committee on the Teaching of Philosophy (2010-13)
Member, APA Committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research (2006-8)
Member, SCP Nominating Committee (2012-), Chair of Committee (2014-)
Member, SCP Executive Committee (2013-)
Consultant, Templeton Religion Trust, Website Development, Spring 2015.
Consultant, The John Templeton Foundation, Philosophy Conference Evaluation, May 2014.
Consultant, Brighthouse Consulting, Fall 2012
Consultant, Excelsior College, Introduction to Philosophy Examination Writing, Spring 2008
Consultant, Excelsior College, Introduction to Philosophy Examination Writing, Spring 2010
Research Assistant, Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Co-Director, Foundations of Ethics Seminar for Chinese Scholars, with Professor Mark Murphy, Fr. Joseph T. Durkin, S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. This is part of the Values and Virtues in Contemporary China Program. Athens, Greece, January, 2011.

Character Project Philosophy and Theology Funding Competition Co-Director, 2011-2012. Oversaw two funding competitions with 110 and 60 applicants, and awarded almost $1 million in grant money.

Character Essay and Book Prize Director, Spring 2013. Oversaw prize competition with 60 submissions and awarded 9 prizes in the total amount of $27,000.

Character Project Summer Seminar, June 2013. Taught a two week summer seminar to 16 faculty and graduate students on the latest work on the psychology of character. Visiting speakers included John Doris, Gopal Sreenivasan, and Rachana Kamtekar.

Beacon Project Philosophy and Theology Funding Competition Co-Director, 2015-2016 Oversaw two funding competitions with 70 and 40 applicants, and awarded almost $800,000 in grant money.

Conference Organizing

Conference Organizer, Character Project Initial Conference, June 2012. Roughly 60 attendees at a two day conference featuring 14 talks by the winners of the psychology of character funding competition.

Conference Organizer, Character Project Final Conference, June 2013. Roughly 80 attendees at a three day conference featuring 29 talks by the winners of the psychology, philosophy, and theology of character funding competitions.

Conference Organizer, Developing Character Project Final Conference, May 2014. Roughly 50 attendees at a three day conference featuring 10 talks on the philosophy and psychology of character.

Conference Co-Organizer, Inaugural Workshop on Theistic Ethics, Wake Forest University, October 2015. 9 papers workshopped over 2 days.

Conference Co-Organizer, Second Annual Workshop on Theistic Ethics, Georgetown University, October 2016. 9 papers workshopped over 2 days.

Conference Organizer, New Theists Workshop, Wake Forest University, October 2016. 10 papers workshopped over 2 days.

Conference Co-Organizer, biannual joint meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society and South Carolina Society for Philosophy, Queens University of Charlotte, February 26-27, 2010. 80+ papers were delivered and 100+ people attended.

Conference Organizer, annual meeting of the North Carolina Philosophical Society, Appalacian State University, February 25-26, 2011. 75 papers were delivered and 90+ people attended.

Conference Organizer for ''Agency and Action'' in September 2006, with David Velleman, Michael Smith, R. Jay Wallace, Michael Bratman, John Broome, Joseph Raz, John Fischer, Philip Clark, Douglas Lavin, Niko Kolodny, Kieran Setiya, and Pamela Hieronymi.

Referee

Philosophical Studies (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2003)
Oxford University Press (2017 – edited volume)
Australian Research Council Funding Proposal (2017)
Templeton Religion Trust (2017 – grant proposal)
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2017 - grant proposal)
John Templeton Foundation (2017 - grant proposal, twice)
Templeton World Charity Foundation (2017 - grant proposal)
MIT Press (2017 - book proposal)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2017 – grant
proposal)
Philosophical Explorations (2017, 2015)
Oxford University Press (2016 – edited volume proposal)
The Journal of Philosophy (2016)
Res Philosophica
(2016, 2014)
Cambridge University Press (2016 – book manuscript)
Templeton World Charity Foundation (2016 - grant proposal)
Oxford University Press (2016 – book manuscript)
The Canadian Journal of Philosophy (2016, 2013, 2007)
American Philosophical Quarterly
(2016, 2014)
Rowman and Littlefield (2016 – edited volume)
Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2016, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005)
Greater Good Science Center (2016 – grant project)
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
(2016)
Studies in Christian Ethics
(2016, 2013)
Society for Philosophy and Psychology (2016, 2013, 2007, 2005)
Philosophical Psychology (2016, 2013, 2010)
Nous (2016, 2015, 2009, 2008)
Journal of Character and Leadership Integration (2016)
Oxford University Press (2016 – edited volume proposal)
Templeton Religion Trust (2015 – grant proposal)
Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (2015, 2010 twice, 2009, 2008)
The Character Lab (2015 – grant proposals)
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
(2015, 2010, 2006)
Cambridge University Press (2015 - book manuscript)
Routledge (2015 – edited volume proposal)
Oxford University Press (2015 – book manuscript)
Ethics (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008)
American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly (2015)
Philosophical Quarterly (2015, 2014, 2011, 2008)
The Journal of Philosophical Research (2015 twice, 2008, 2007 three times, 2006, 2005, 2004)
Res Philosophica Prize Selection Committee (2015)
The Journal of Moral Education
(2015, 2012)
The John Templeton Foundation (2015 two times – grant proposal)
North Carolina Philosophical Society (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)
The Monist
(2015, 2011)
The Character Lab (2014, grant proposals)
Cambridge University Press (2014 - edited volume proposal)
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2014)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
(2014)
Philosophical Review
(2014)
Western Canadian Philosophical Association (2014)
Springer Press (2014 – edited volume proposal)
Mind (2014, 2013, 2012 twice, 2011, 2009)
Australian Research Council Funding Proposal (2014)
Faith and Philosophy (2014, 2013 twice, 2012, 2011, 2010)
Royal Society Newton International Fellowships Reviewer (2014)
Ratio
(2014)
Res Publica
(2014)
Routledge (2014 – edited volume proposal)
The John Templeton Foundation (2014 – grant proposal)
Australian Research Council, Assessor (2013-)
Routledge (2013 – edited volume proposal)
Sophia (2013)
Review of Philosophy and Psychology (2013)
Theoria
(2013)
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
(2013, 2012 twice, 2010 twice, 2008, 2005)
Philosophia: Philosophical Quarterly of Israel
(2013, 2012 twice, 2010)
Social Theory and Practice (2013)
The Southern Journal of Philosophy (2103, 2009, 2007)
Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
(2013)
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship Review (2013)
The Journal of Moral Philosophy (2013, 2012, 2005, 2003)
Journal of Practical Ethics
(2013)
Environmental Values
(2013)
The John Templeton Foundation (2013 four times – grant proposal)
The Journal of Value Inquiry (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy (2012)
The John Templeton Foundation (2012 – grant proposal)
Philosophical Papers (2012)
Central States Philosophical Association (2012)
Ethics (2012, 2010, 2008)
Oxford University Press (2012 - edited collection)
Philosophy Compass (2012, 2011)
Oxford University Press (2011 - book manuscript)
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Review Panel, 2011
Erkenntnis (2011)
The European Journal of Philosophy
(2011)
The John Templeton Foundation (2011 - grant proposal, twice)
Blackwell Publishing (2011 - book proposal)
Oxford University Press (2010 - book manuscript)
Oxford University Press (2010 - textbook review)
The John Templeton Foundation (2010 - grant proposal)
Philosopher's Imprint (2010, 2007, 2006, 2005)
Business Ethics Quarterly
(2010)
Dialogue: The Canadian Philosophical Review (2010)
European Journal of Analytic Philosophy (2009)
Routledge (2008 - book manuscript)
Rowman and Littlefield (2008 - book manuscript)
Oxford University Press (2008 - reference book proposal)
Oxford University Press (2008 - book manuscript)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2007- grant proposal)
Longman Publishers (2007 - textbook manuscript)
Blackwell Publishing (2007 - book manuscript)
Synthese (2006)
The Journal of Religious Ethics (2006)
Theoria (South Africa) (2005, 2004)
Longman Publishers (2005 - textbook proposal)

External Reviewer

External Tenure Reviewer, 2009 – for a university in Colorado
External Tenure Reviewer, 2013 – for a university in Massachusetts
External Tenure Reviewer, 2014 – for a university in Minnesota
External Tenure Reviewer, 2015 – for a university in Massachusetts
External Promotion Reviewer, 2015 – for a university in Canada
External Tenure Reviewer, 2017 – for a university in Michigan
External Promotion Reviewer, 2017 – for a university in Arizona

Ph.D. Committee, Vanderbilt University, Dissertation on Character, Spring 2017-
Ph.D. Committee, Baylor University, Dissertation on Character Development, Fall 2013-2015
Ph.D. Committee, Duke University, Dissertation on Virtue Ethics and the Emotions, Spring 2009
Ph.D. External Examiner, University of Melbourne School of Graduate Research, “The Role of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Values in Adolescent Wellbeing.” Spring 2013

Chairing

Chair, (2 times), Theistic Ethics Workshop at Georgetown University, October 2016.
Chair, (2 times), New Theists Workshop, August 2016.
Chair, (3 times), Beacon Project Initial Conference, July 2016.
Chair, Theistic Ethics Workshop at Wake Forest University, October 2016.
Chair, Veritas Forum Meeting at Wake Forest University, February 2015.
Chair, Ethics Session, 2014 American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting
Chair, (3 times), Character Project Final Conference, June 2013.
Chair, Language Session, North Carolina Philosophical Society Meeting, February 2013
Chair, Syracuse Philosophy Annual Workshop and Network on Normative Realism, August 2012.
Chair, Character Project Conference, June 2012.
Chair, International Symposium on the Foundations of Morality, Wuhan University, China, October 2011.
Chair, Keynote Session, North Carolina Philosophical Society Meeting, February 2011.
Chair, Presidential Address, North Carolina Philosophical Society Meeting, February 2011.
Chair, Philosophy of Religion Session, North Carolina Philosophical Society Meeting, February 2011.
Chair, Wake Forest Philosophy of Time Conference, April 2010.
Chair, Keynote Session, Society of Christian Philosophers Eastern Division Meeting, March 2010.
Chair, Keynote Session, Joint Meeting of the North Carolina and South Carolina Philosophical Societies, February 2010.
Chair, Arizona Workshop on Normative Ethics, January 2010.
Chair, Wisconsin Meta-Ethics Workshop, September 2009.
Chair, Brackenridge Philosophy Symposium on Robert Audi, February 2009.
Chair, Wisconsin Meta-Ethics Workshop, September 2008.
Chair, Author Meets Critics Session, 2008 American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting.
Chair, Wisconsin Meta-Ethics Workshop, September 2006
Chair, Philip Quinn Memorial Conference, University of Notre Dame, December 2005
Chair, Wisconsin Meta-Ethics Workshop, September 2005
Chair, Ethics Session, 2005 American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting
Chair, Philosophy of Religion Session, 2003 American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting
Chair, Realism Session, Society for Realist / Anti-Realist Discussion, 2003 American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting
Chair, Ontology Session, 2002 American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting
Chair, Religious Epistemology Session, 2001 Epistemology of Basic Beliefs Conference

Wake Forest University Service

Committee on the Teaching and Learning Center, Fall 2016-

Committee on Information Systems, Fall 2014-

Student Life Committee Member, Fall 2013-15, Committee Chair 2015-16

Faculty Representative to Wake Forest Board of Trustees, 2015-17

Wellness at Wake Forest Committee, Spring 2013 - Spring2015

Pilot Research Grant Proposal Reviewer, Spring 2016

Faculty Fellowships Committee, Fall 2012-2015

Psychology Department Master’s Thesis Committee Member, Spring 2017 (twice), Spring 2016, Spring 2014 (twice), 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007

Reid-Doyle Teaching Award Selection Committee, Fall 2010-

Lower Division Advising (every semester when not on leave, other than first year)

William Louis Poteat Scholarship Interviewer, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2010

Speaker, Wake Forest University New Faculty Orientation, August 2016, August 2015, August 2014, August 2013, August 2009, August 2008

Admissions Office Prospective Student Mock Class Demonstration, Fall 2016 (twice), Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2008

Philosophy Department Prospective Student Campus Day Representative, Spring 2017 - twice, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013 – twice, Spring 2012 – twice, Spring 2010 – twice, Spring 2009 – twice, Spring 2008 – twice, Spring 2007 – twice, Spring 2006 - once

Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute Lunch Meeting, Summer 2015, 2013

Admissions Office Prospective Student Meeting, July 2013

Nancy Susan Reynolds Finalist Interviewer, Spring 2013

Admissions Office IB Day Class Demonstration, Spring 2013

Preschool Conference Mini-Course, August 2012

Faculty Ethics Templeton Proposal Development Seminar, Spring 2012

Trustee Meeting on Student Life, Spring 2012

Admissions Office Faculty Face-to-Face Presentation, Fall 2011

Presidential Leadership Conference, September 2011 (declined), September 2009

New Wake Forest Center Proposal Evaluation Committee, June 2010

Residence Life and Housing Awards Banquet, Spring 2010

Residence Life and Housing Awards Committee, Spring 2010

Nancy Susan Reynolds Finalist Interviewer, Spring 2010

Faculty-Student Engagement Week Planning Committee, Spring 2010

Campus Day Scholarship, Research, and Community Panel, Spring 2010, Spring 2009

Award for Excellence in Research Selection Committee, Spring 2012, 2011, 2010

Wake Forest University Research Advisory Council, 2009-10, 2008-9

Speaker, New Faculty Luncheon, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, January 2010

College 101 Workshop, Office of Academic Advising, October 2009

United Way Philosophy Department Campaign Representative, Fall 2009

Core Faculty, Planning Group, Center for Religion, Law, and Ethics, Fall 2009-Spring 2010

Teaching and Learning Center New Faculty Mentor, Fall 2009-Spring 2010

Chaplain’s Office Student Spirituality Faculty Mentor, Fall 2009

New Wake Forest Center Proposal Evaluation Committee, June 2009

College Search Committee, Distinguished Position in Bioethics, Center for Bioethics, 2008-9

Member, Program in Bioethics, 2006-8

Faculty Adviser, Wake Forest Amnesty International, 2008-9

William C. Archie and Ruth N. Archie Graduating Senior Award Selection Committee, Spring 2008

Philosophy Department Representative, Teaching and Learning Fair, Teaching and Learning Center, Spring 2008

Film Dormitory Discussion on Memento, 2008 , Winner, Residential College 2007-8 Program of the Year Award

Religion Department Master’s Thesis Committee Member, Spring 2009

Faculty Film Panel Discussion on Gattica, 2006

Associated Faculty Member, Religion Department, 2006-

Philosophy Department Service

Faculty and Majors Annual Retreat Committee (2013, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)

Philosophy Club Faculty Adviser, (2012-)

Department Colloquium Speaker Series Organizer and Host, and Carswell Lecture Organizer and Host (2008-9, 2007-8)

Department Meeting Secretary (2004-)

Majors Advising (every semester when not on leave)

Major Fair Department Representative (2016, 2014)

Prospective Philosophy Major Event Co-organizer (2017, 2013, 2010, 2008, 2006)

New Majors Greeting Event Organizer (Spring 2006)

Graduate School Information Session Organizer (once)

Faculty Reading Group Organizer (several times)

Active Participant, Faculty Papers in Progress Group (2004-)

Active Participant, Faculty Reading Groups (2004-)

Spring Department Picnic Organizer (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)

Hiring Committee (2008-9, 2005-6)

Emergency Replacement for George Graham's Freedom and Responsibility Course

Philosophy Major Recreational Events (many times). (Most Friday afternoons for three years between 3-10 philosophy majors or minors joined me in the philosophy library for one hour to play a very entertaining version of chess called Bughouse.)