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Christian B. Miller

A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy, Wake Forest University

Christian B. Miller is the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University and author most recently of The Character Gap: How Good Are We? (Oxford). He was the Philosophy Director of the Beacon Project (, funded by Templeton Religion Trust, and Director of the Character Project (, funded by the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton World Charity Foundation. His popular writings have appeared in such places as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Slate, and the Dallas Morning News. He is the author of over 85 papers as well as three academic books with Oxford University Press, Moral Character: An Empirical Theory (2013), Character and Moral Psychology (2014), and Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue (2021). He is also the editor or co-editor of Essays in the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford University Press), Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology (Oxford University Press), Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character (MIT Press), Integrity, Honesty, and Truth-Seeking (Oxford University Press), and The Continuum Companion to Ethics (Continuum Press).


  • –present
    A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy, Wake Forest University


  • 2004 
    University of Notre Dame, Philosophy