Greetings! My name is Christian B. Miller and I am the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University. My research is primarily in contemporary ethics and philosophy of religion. For examples of some of my work, please see recent pieces in the Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Slate, Prospect Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Michael Hyatt Magazine, The Conversation, Newsweek, Aeon, Greater Good Magazine, Nautilus Magazine, Fathom Magazine, Institute of Art and Ideas, and Christianity Today as well as interviews on What’s It Like to be a Philosopher, Five Books, The Reading Lists, 3:AM Magazine, Merion West, Engaged Philosophy, and Fathom Magazine, and podcasts at NPR North Carolina, NPR Texas, NPR Public Morality, The Academic Minute, Pittsburgh’s The Ride Home, New Books in Psychology, New Books in Philosophy, Shrink Rap Radio, Slate’s The Gist, HER Radio MD, The Veritas Forum, Political Theory Review, KOA Colorado, The Panpsycast, Philosophy Bakes Bread, Character Speaks, Virtue in the Wasteland, The Art of Manliness, and Chivalry Today.
I am very excited that my first trade book has just been released: The Character Gap: How Good Are We? Here are reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Frost Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, The Christian Post, Influence Magazine, Ethics and Culture Blog, Everyday Exiles Blog, Library Journal, Filozoful! (in Polish), Crosslight, Coburg Review of Books, Vision, The Philosopher, Englewood Review of Books, Mind and Spirit, Paradigm Explorer, Church Times, Suranaree Journal of Social Science, Metapsychology, Public Discourse, and Psychology Today.
Much of my current research is at the intersection of philosophy and psychology. Thanks to a $3.9 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust, I was recently the philosophy director of The Beacon Project, which examined morally exceptional people from the perspectives of philosophy, theology, and psychology. I also directed 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.
I have also published two academic books with Oxford – Moral Character: An Empirical Theory (2013), and Character and Moral Psychology (2014). The edited volume from the Character Project, Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology, is out with Oxford. I have edited three other volumes, Essays in Philosophy of Religion, The Bloomsbury Companion to Ethics, and (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong) Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character. Integrity, Honesty, and Truth-Seeking, with Ryan West, is in progress for Oxford.
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.