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. Feel free to connect on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.

For examples of some of my public writing, please see recent articles in Forbes (where I am a science contributor), The New York Times (November 2020), The New York Times (August 2021), The Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Slate, Prospect Magazine, Psyche, Relevant Magazine, Michael Hyatt Magazine, The Conversation, Newsweek, Aeon, Greater Good Magazine, Nautilus Magazine, Fathom Magazine, Institute of Art and Ideas, Character.org, ABC Religion & Ethics, and Christianity Today

My first trade book for a general audience is The Character Gap: How Good Are We? Reviews, endorsements, and other relevant material can be found here

Much of my current research is at the intersection of philosophy and psychology. I recently directed The Honesty Project, thanks to a $4.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. We studied both the philosophy of honesty and the science of honesty. Prior to that, a $3.9 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust supported The Beacon Project, where I was the philosophy director. This project 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.

My most recent academic book, Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue, appeared with Oxford University Press in the summer of 2021. Moral Psychology has also appeared in 2021 with Cambridge University Press as part of their Elements series. I have published two other academic books with Oxford – Moral Character: An Empirical Theory (2013), and Character and Moral Psychology (2014). The edited volume from the Character Project can be found here: Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. I have edited four other volumes, Essays in Philosophy of Religion, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Ethics, Moral Psychology, Volume V: Virtue and Character (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong), and Integrity, Honesty, and Truth Seeking (with Ryan West).

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.