Talks

Named Lectures

7. “Honesty at Work,” Berges Lecture Series on Business Ethics, University of Notre Dame, November 2021.

6. “Cultivating Good Character in Students,” William Carey Crane Scholars Lecture, Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, Baylor University, October 2019.

5. “Falling Short and Becoming a Better Person: Insights from Psychology, Philosophy, and Christianity,” Notre Dame (Australia) Institute for Ethics & Society 2019 Moral Philosophy and Ethics Education Annual Lecture, June 2019.

4. “The Neglected Virtue of Honesty: Is Anyone Honest These Days, and What Does ‘Honesty’ Even Mean?” A. C. Reid Chair Inaugural Lecture, Wake Forest University, April 2017.

3. “Test of Character: Improving Our Character,” and “Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We?” Jellema Lectures at Calvin College, March 2017.

2. “Test of Character: Improving Our Character,” and “Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We?” Bellingham Lectures in Philosophy and Religion, Western Washington University, February 2015.

1. “Are Most of Us Honest People? Or Dishonest? Or Neither?” Jerry Jackson Lecture, Western Carolina University, April 2013.

Other Invited Lectures

220. TBD, Hampden-Sydney College Philosophy Capstone Seminar, Spring 2025.

219. TBD, Keynote Talk, Midwest Society of Christian Philosophers Meeting, University of Oklahoma, November 2024.

218. “Dishonesty and Fame.” Coastal Carolina University, October 2024.

217. TBD, Wellbeing Group, Wake Forest University, September 2024.

216. TBD, “What is (the Good Human) Life?” Conference at University of Pennsylvania, July 2024.

215. “The Evidence of Christian Maturity/Immaturity.” Christian Formation Workshop, Westmont College, May 2024.

214. “Sanctification? What Does Christianity Predict and How Strong is the Research Evidence?” Keynote Talk, Society of Christian Philosophers Eastern Division Meeting, Samford University, March 2024.

213. “Honesty and Fame: How Increased Fame can work against the Virtue of Honesty.” Invited Symposium, American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, February 2024.

212. “Honesty: What is it, How Honest are We Today, and How Might We Become Better?” Parr Center for Ethics at UNC-Chapel Hill, January 2024.

211. “Honesty.” Ethical Theory Class, Hampden-Sydney College, November 2023.      

210. “Falling Short and Becoming a Better Person: Insights from Psychology, Philosophy, and Christianity.” Hampden-Sydney College, November 2023.

209. “Good, Bad, and God: Do We Need God for Morality?” Discussion with David Wong. Et Religio, Duke University, November 2023.

208. “Falling Short and Becoming a Better Person: Insights from Psychology, Philosophy, and Christianity,” Central New York Moral Psychology Workshop, November 2023.

207. “Do We Need God for an Objective Morality?” Philosophy Club, Coastal Carolina University, October 2023.

206. “Are We Better Off Without the Major Western Religions?” Coastal Carolina University, October 2023.

205. “The Legacy of Gilbert Harman in Moral Psychology.” Conference in Honor of Gilbert Harman. Princeton University, September 2023.

204. “The Character Gap.” Men’s Forum in Chicago, Christ Church, September 2023.

203. “The Character Gap.” Roundtable Dinner in Chicago, Christ Church, September 2023.

202. “Honesty: Some Thoughts about the Moral and the Intellectual Virtue.” Online Seminar in Argentina, August 2023.

201. “Introduction to Moral Theory.” Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy, Duke University, May 2023.

200. “Honesty: Exploring the Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue.” Makarios Conference on Christianity and Human Flourishing, Rome, May 2023.

199. “Cultivating Virtue in the University: Challenges and Opportunities.” The Project on the Good Surgeon Planning Meeting, May 2023.

198. “Does Religion Make Us Moral?” Triangle Faculty Roundtable on Science and Religion, May 2023.

197. “The Character Gap.” Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, U.S. Naval Academy, March 2023.

196. “Constructivism.” Houston Baptist University, March 2023.

195. “Empirical Evidence for Spiritual Formation? What Does Research in Psychology, Sociology, and Other Fields Have to Offer?” L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, February 2023.

194. “Patience.” Harvard Human Flourishing Program, Character, Formation, and Flourishing Seminar Series, January 2022. Video available here.

193. “Comments on Herman.” American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, January 2023.

192. Authors Meets Critics Session on Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, January 2023.

191. “20 Years as a Philosophy Professor: Tips on Publishing, Writing, Grants, and More,” L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, December 2022.

190. “Educating Honesty.” Educating Character Across the University. Wake Forest University, December 2022.

189. “Patience: Preliminary Thoughts about a Neglected Virtue.” Bowling Green University, November 2022.

188. “Cultivating Virtue in the University: Discussion of My Chapter in Cultivating Virtue in the University.” Center for the Advancement of Teaching, September 2022.

187. “Defending and Implementing Character Education in Schools: A Case Study of Honesty.” The Future of Education Conference: Reimagining its Aims and Responsibilities. Oxford University (Zoom participant), September 2022.

186. “Original Sin.” Philosophy and Christianity Class, Coastal Carolina University, September 2022.

185. “Divine Command Theory.” Ethics Class, Coastal Carolina University, September 2022.

184. “Should Schools Teach Students to be Good? A Case Study of Honesty.” Coastal Carolina University, September 2022.

183. “Turning the Tables: Using Science to Help Refine the Doctrine of Original Sin.” Theistic Ethics Workshop, College of William and Mary, September 2022.

182. “Philosophy, Character, and a Philosophy of Character Course.” Philosophy as a Way of Life Second Annual Conference, University of Notre Dame, August 2022.

181. “Relativism about Virtue.” Principled Pluralism Fellowship, Program for Leadership and Character, Wake Forest University, July 2022.

180. “Honesty: How Are We Doing and How Can We Do Better in the Future?” Summer School of Rhetoric, Finland, June 2022.

179. “Christianity and Virtue Cultivation,” Keynote talk at Seminar on Moral Psychology and Religion, Helsinki University, June 2022.

178. “Cultivating Honesty,” Keynote talk at Seminar on Moral Psychology and Religion, Helsinki University, June 2022. Video available here.

177. “Introduction to Moral Theory.” Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy, Duke University, May 2022.

176. “Honesty: What is it, How Honest are We Today, and How Might We Become Better?”, North Carolina Rotary Club District Meeting, May 2022.

175. “Good Character: What is It, and How are We Doing?” Inaugural Address, Institute of Applied Psychology Interdisciplinary Series, March 2022.

174. “Falling Short and Becoming a Better Person: Insights from Psychology, Philosophy, and Christianity,” Ashland University, March 2022.

173. “Turning the Tables: Using Science to Help Refine the Doctrine of Original Sin,” Philosophy Department Lunch Discussion, Hillsdale College, March 2022.

172. “Honesty: Exploring the Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue,” Hillsdale College, March 2022.

171. “Falling Short and Becoming a Better Person: Insights from Psychology,
Philosophy, and Christianity,” Hillsdale College, March 2022.

170. “Flirting with Skepticism about Practical Wisdom.” Seminar Series in Moral Philosophy, Aretai – Center on Virtues and Roma Tre University, March 2022.

169. “Developing Divine Desire Theory as an Alternative to Divine Command Theory about Moral Obligation.” Divine Command-Theories and the Foundation of Theological Ethics Conference, March 2022.

168. “What is Honesty, Are Most People Honest, and How can We Become More Honest?” 2022 National Character and Leadership Symposium, Air Force Academy, February 2022.

167. “Engaging with the Commentaries by Caden, Marc, and Madelyn.” 2022 National Character and Leadership Symposium, Air Force Academy, February 2022.

166. “What Is Character and How Good Are We?” Psychology Class. Air Force Academy, February 2022.

165. “Honesty and the Honesty Project.” Kern Family Foundation Character Convening, Wake Forest University, February 2022.

164. “Character: How We Fall Short of Virtue and How We Can Improve.” Vincent Fairfax Fellowship, January 2022.

163. “Honesty: Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue.” The John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 2021.

162. “What is Honesty, Are Most People Honest, and How can We Become More Honest?” Institute of Philosophy, Gdańsk University Poland, December 2021.

161. “The Character Gap.” Company A, November 2021.

160. “Cultivating Honesty.” Sydney College of Divinity, October 2021.

159. “Flirting with Skepticism about Practical Wisdom.” Coastal Carolina University, October 2021.

158. “Turning the Tables: Using Science to Help Refine the Doctrine of Original Sin.” Philosophy Club, Coastal Carolina University, October 2021.

157. “Egoism.” Ethics Class, Coastal Carolina University, October 2021.

156. “The Honesty Project.” The John Templeton Foundation Philanthropy Seminar Series, October 2021.

155. “Honesty: Some Thoughts about the Moral and the Intellectual Virtue.” Virtual Symposium on Virtue Epistemology, Federal University of Paraíba Brazil, October 2021.

154. “A Conversation About Leadership in Character and Care in Australian Schools.” Character Leaders in Education Conference, University of Notre Dame Australia, October 2021.

153. “Does Religion Make Us Moral?” Triangle Faculty Roundtable on Science and Religion, September 2021.

152. “Honesty: Exploring the Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue.” Carolina Seminar on Philosophy, Ethics, and Mental Health, September 2021.

151. “Honesty.” Virtue Forum Luncheon, Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, University of Oklahoma, September 2021.

150. “Looking Back and Moving Forward: Some Reflections on Moral Character and Moral Psychology.” Plenary Lecture, Developing Children: The Achievements and Limitations of Moral Psychology Workshop, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia, September 2021.

149. “What is Moral Character?”, “How Good is our Moral Character?”, and “How Can We Improve our Moral Character?” Collaborative Inquiries in Christian Theological Anthropology Virtual Summer Seminar, July 2021.

148. “Relativism about Virtue.” Principled Pluralism Fellowship, Program for Leadership and Character, Wake Forest University, July 2021.

147. Social Science and Virtue Panel Discussion. The Veritas Institute, June 2021.

146. “Turning the Tables: Using Science to Help Refine the Doctrine of Original Sin.” Henry Center Dabar Conference, June 2021.

145. “Introduction to Moral Theory.” Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy, Duke University, May 2021.

144. “The Honesty Project and Some Quick Thoughts about a Stunningly Neglected Virtue.” Network for Research in Morality Inaugural Conference, May 2021.

143. Authors Meets Critics Symposium on Michael Brady’s Suffering and Virtue. American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2021.

142. “Honesty, Cheating, and Wake Forest University.” Philomathesian Society, Wake Forest University, March 2021.

141. “Cultivating Good Character in Students.” United States Military Academy, March 2021.

140. “Situationism and Character.” Ethics Class, Metropolitan State University of Denver, March 2021.

139. “Honesty: Some Preliminary Thoughts About a Stunningly Neglected Virtue.” University of North Carolina at Greensboro, March 2021.

138. “Kant on Lying.” Ethics Class, Coastal Carolina University, March 2021.

137. “What is Honesty, Are Most People Honest, and How can We Become More Honest?” Public Lecture, Coastal Carolina University, March 2021.

136. Comments on Austen McDougal’s, “Against Motive Fatalism.” Early Career Workshop for Theistic Philosophers, February, 2021.

135. “Honesty.” Baylor University Virtue Graduate Seminar, February 2021.

134. Authors Meets Critics Symposium on David McPherson’s Virtue and Meaning. American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, February 2021.

133. “Good Characters: Admiration and Emulation in the Literary Encounter,” Panel Discussion, Anselm House Holmer Forum in the Humanities, University of Minnesota, February 2021.

132. “Honesty: What is it, How Honest are We Today, and How Might it Matter to your Journal?” Veritas Forum Augustine Collective Conference, February 2021.

131. “What is Honesty, Are Most People Honest, and How can We Become More Honest?” US Naval War College, January 2021.

130. “Falling Short and Becoming Virtuous: Insights from Psychology, Philosophy, and Christianity,” Henry Center, November 2020.

129. “The Character Gap,” Plenary Interview, EPS Annual Meeting, November 2020.

128. Panel Discussion of Christopher Wright’s, “The Goodness, the Glory, and the Goal of Creation.” Henry Center, October 2020.

127. “What is the Virtue of Honesty and How Can We Develop It? Some Thoughts from Philosophy, Psychology, and Christianity.” Notre Dame School of Virtue and Character, September 2020.

126. “Virtue and Flourishing: A Whirlwind Tour.” Henry Center Fellows Meeting, September 2020.

125. “A Preliminary Account of Honesty.” Tulane University, September 2020.

124. Authors Meets Critics Symposium on The Character Gap, American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, February 2020.

123. “Honesty: Some Preliminary Thoughts about a Stunningly Neglected Virtue,” Baylor University. January 2020.

122. “Character: What Is It, How Good Are We, and How Can We Become Better?”, High Point Rotary Club, January 2020.

121. “Ten Years of Templeton-Funded Work on Character: Looking Back and Moving Forward,” Templeton Religion Trust, November 2019.

120. “Exemplars and Character Development: Some (Mainly) Philosophical Questions,” Exemplar Interventions to Develop Character Project Network Meeting, Wake Forest University, November 2019.

119. “True Generosity Means More Than Just Giving,” Coastal Carolina University, October 2019.

118. “Honesty: Some Preliminary Thoughts about a Stunningly Neglected Virtue,” Wake Forest University Eudaimonia Institute, August 2019.

117. “Cultivating Good Character in Students,” Keynote Presentation, Andrews University Faculty Institute, August 2019.

116. “Cultivating Good Character in Students,” The Shore School, Sydney, Australia, June 2019.

115. “The Character Gap: What It Is and Why It Matters for Raising Boys,” The Scots College, Sydney, Australia, June 2019.

114. “Honesty: Some Preliminary Thoughts about a Stunningly Neglected Virtue,” Macquarie University, June 2019.

113. “Honesty: Some Preliminary Thoughts about a Stunningly Neglected Virtue,” University of Sydney, June 2019.

112. “Character: What is It, How Good are We, and How can We become Better?” Grand Valley State University, March 2019.

111. “Falling Short and Becoming a Better Person: Insights from Psychology, Philosophy, and Christianity,” The Grand Dialogue in Science and Religion. Grand Valley State University, March 2019

110. “Can You be Good without God?”, University of Delaware, Veritas Forum, March 2019.

109. “Cultivating Good Character in the University,” The King’s College, Two Day Faculty Workshop, February 2019.

108. “Falling Short and Becoming a Better Person: Insights from Psychology, Philosophy, and Christianity,” The King’s College, Public Lecture, February 2019.

107. “The Character Gap,” Winston-Salem Child Study, Winston-Salem, February 2019.

106. “Comments on Biondi on Honesty and Integrity,” Ayn Rand Society, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, January 2019.

105. Authors Meets Critics Symposium on The Character Gap, American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, January 2019.

104. “Moral Relativism and Virtue,” Keynote Speaker, Jubilee Center for Character and Virtue Conference, Oxford University, January 2019.

103. “The Neglected Virtue of Honesty: Insights from Philosophy and Psychology,” Third Annual Conference of ARETAI, European University of Rome, October 2018.

102. “Getting Close to Virtue: Secular & Christian Insights,” Public Lecture, Coastal Carolina University, October 2018.

101. “The Character Gap,” Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, August 2018.

100. “The Character Gap,” Shaftesbury Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, July 2018.

99. “Honesty: Some Preliminary Thoughts about a Stunningly Neglected Virtue,” Society for Psychology and Philosophy, Invited Symposium on Virtue, July 2018.

98. “The Exceptionally Honest Person: Some Preliminary Thoughts about a Stunningly Neglected Virtue,” The Beacon Project Final Conference, June 2018.

97. “The Character Gap,” North Carolina Governor’s Economic Council, June 2018.

96. “The Character Gap,” Winston-Salem Retired Men’s Group, June 2018.

95. Panel on “The Value of Interdisciplinary Work.” Measurement: How Do We Define Success? Conference at Wake Forest University, May 2018.

94. “Introduction to Moral Theory,” Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy, Duke University, May 2018.

93. “Interview about The Character Gap.” Nurturing Faith Annual Meeting, Winston-Salem, April 2018.

92. “Building Character at Yale: Mentoring the Next Generation of Faculty.” The Yale Roundtable on Science and Religion. Yale University. April 2018.

91. “The Character Gap: Where Are We, Where Do We Need to Go, and How Can We Get There?” The Dartmouth Roundtable on Science and Religion. Dartmouth College. April 2018.

90. “Character: What Is It, How Good Are We, and How Can We Become Better?” Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin. April 2018.

89. “Falling Short and Becoming a Better Person: Insights from Psychology, Philosophy, and Christianity.” Veritas Forum, Wake Forest University, April 2018.

88. “The Character Gap,” Wells Fargo Banking Credit Department, Winston-Salem, March 2018.

87. “Are We Better Off Without Religion? The Harms (and Benefits) of Religious Belief,” Scolé House, Virginia Commonwealth University, February 2018.

86. “How Good Are We? Why Do Any Better? Insights from Science and Religion.” The UMass Roundtable on Science and Religion. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, February 2018.

85. “How Good Are We? Why Do Any Better? Insights from Science and Religion.” The Providence Roundtable on Science and Religion. Brown University, February 2018.

84. “How Good Are We? Why Do Any Better? Insights from Science and Religion.” The Cambridge Roundtable on Science and Religion. Harvard University, February 2018.

83. “Generosity: A Surprisingly Neglected Virtue,” Mississippi State University, November 2017.

82. “Generosity: A Surprisingly Neglected Virtue,” University of Mississippi, November 2017.

81.  “Cultivating Virtue in the University,” Wake Forest University Inaugural Board of Trustees Lecture, October 2017.

80. “Cultivating Virtue in the University,” Wake Forest University Parents Weekend Lecture, October 2017.

79. “Are We Better Off Without Religion? The Harms (and Benefits) of Religious Belief,” Coastal Carolina University, September 2017.

78. “Generosity: A Surprisingly Neglected Virtue,” Coastal Carolina University, September 2017.

77. “The Character Gap: How Most of Us Fall Short of Being Good People, and What We Can Do to Change.” Veritas Riff, Harvard University, July 2017.

76. “Cultivating Virtue in the University: Some Ideas from Philosophy and Psychology,” Cultivating Virtue in the University Conference, Oxford University, May 2017

75. “Introduction to Moral Theory,” Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy, Duke University, May 2017.

74. “Virtue and Positive Psychology: Some Concerns about the VIA Classification of Character Traits,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Invited Symposium on Positive Psychology and Virtue, April 2017.

73. “Wong on Three Confucian Metaphors for Ethical Development,” American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, January 2017.

72. “Human Character: A Bleak Outlook?” Duke University, October 2016.

71. “Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We?” Student Lecture, Coastal Carolina University, September 2016.

70. “Honesty: What Is It? And Are Most People Honest?” Public Lecture, Coastal Carolina University, September 2016.

69. “Introduction to Moral Theory,” Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy, Duke University, May 2016.

68. “Honesty,” Fordham Epistemology and Ethics Workshop, April 2016.

67. “Comments on Parish,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, March 2016.

66. Panel on Geoffrey Claussen’s book, Sharing the Burden: Rabbi Simhah Zissel Ziv and the Path of Musar, Elon College, March 2016.

65. “Honesty,” University of Notre Dame, February 2016.

64. Panel on “The Moral Animal: Virtue, Vice, and Human Nature,” with Heather Berlin and Michael Sherman, The New York Academy of Science, December 2015. Video available here.

63. “Honesty,” Vanderbilt University, October 2015.

62. “Test of Character: How Good (or Bad) Are We?” Public Lecture, Coastal Carolina University, September 2015.

61. “Honesty,” Coastal Carolina University, September 2015.

60. “Honesty,” University of Birmingham Jubilee Center for Character and Virtues, June 2015.

59. “Cheating: How Honest Are We?” Virginia Commonwealth University, Public Lecture, April 2015.

58. “Aristotle, Contemporary Psychology, and the Space between Virtue and Vice,” Davidson College Colloquium Talk, April 2015.

57. “Defending the Mixed Trait Approach,” Davidson College Seminar Meeting on my 2013 and 2014 books, April 2015.

56. Authors Meets Critics Symposium on Character and Moral Psychology, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2015.

55. “A New Approach to Character Traits in Light of Psychology,” Western Washington University Department Talk, February 2015.

54. “Supernaturalist Moral Realism,” Western Washington University Ethics Guest Lecture, February 2015.

53. “Empathy and Compassion,” Western Washington University Senior Seminar Guest Lecture, February 2015.

52. “Aristotle, Contemporary Psychology, and the Space between Virtue and Vice,” Varieties of Virtue Ethics in Philosophy, Social Science and Theology, Oxford University, January 2015.

51. “Should Christians be Worried about Situationism in Psychology and Philosophy?” BGND Philosophy of Religion Conference at Georgetown University, October 2014.

50. “Social Intuitionism versus Morphological Rationalism: Assessing Two Competing Approaches to the Psychology of Moral Judgments,” Workshop on Moral Phenomenology, University of Arizona, October 2014.

49. “Why Care about Morality and What Does It Say to Do?”, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Leadership and Ethics Course, October 2014.

48. “Character and A Man for All Seasons,” Panel Discussion for Wake Forest University School of Business, October 2014.

47. “Defending the Mixed Trait Approach,” United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar Meeting on my 2014 book, May 2014.

46. “Virtue Cultivation in Light of Situationism,” United Stated Air Force Academy, May 2014.

45. “Virtue Cultivation in Light of Situationism,” Symposium on Character Development, University of Notre Dame, May 2014.

44. “A New Approach to Character Traits in Light of Psychology,” Florida State University Department Talk, January 2014.

43. “Honesty, Cheating, and Character,” Wake Forest University Library Lecture Series, November 2013.

42. “A New Approach to Character Traits in Light of Psychology,” University of Rochester Department Talk, October 2013.

41. “Defending the Mixed Trait Approach,” University of Rochester Graduate Seminar Meeting on my 2013 book, October 2013.

40. “A New Approach to Character Traits in Light of Psychology,” William and Mary Department Talk, October 2013.

39. “A New Approach to Character Traits in Light of Psychology,” Character Workshop, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, May 2013.

38. “Are Most of Us Honest People? Or Dishonest?  Or Neither?” Is There Anything Like Moral Character & Virtue? Gdańsk, Poland, May 2013.

37. “Lack of Virtue and Vice,” LSU Department Talk, April 2013.

36. “Are People Today Virtuous or Vicious or Neither? Some Lessons from Moral Psychology,” Western Carolina University Ethics Course, April 2013.

35. “Suffering and Cruelty – Are Most People Vicious? Some Lessons from Moral Psychology,” Western Carolina University Religion Course, April 2013.

34. “Comments on Smith,” Templeton Conference on Christian Smith, March 2013.

33. “Comments on Evans,” BGND Philosophy of Religion Conference at Baylro University, November 2012.

32. “Are Most of Us Honest People? Or Dishonest? Or Neither?” Wake Forest Philosophy Department, September 2012.

31. “Comments on Murphy,” Challenges to Religious and Moral Belief: Disagreement and Evolution, Purdue University, September 2012.

30. “Do People have the Virtues or Vices? Some Results from Psychology,” Ethics and the Challenge of Secularism: Russian and Western Perspectives Conference, University of Notre Dame, May 2012.

29. American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Invited Symposium on Naturalism and Virtue, April 2012 (withdrew with birth of first child).

28. American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Invited Session on Grants, April 2012 (withdrew with birth of first child).

27. Conference on Character, Franklin and Marshall College, Spring 2012 (withdrew with birth of first child).

26. “The Challenge to Virtue, Character, and Forgiveness from Social Psychology and Philosophy,” Analytic Theology Group, San Francisco, California, November 2011.

25. “An Error Theory about Virtue and Vice,” Invited Keynote Speaker, International Symposium on the Foundations of Morality, Wuhan University, China, October 2011.

24. “Comments on Li,” International Symposium on the Foundations of Morality, Wuhan University, China, October 2011.

23. “The Character Project and Helping for the Right Reasons,” Keynote Speaker, Wake Forest University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Induction Banquet, April 2011.

22. “Snow’s Virtue as Social Intelligence,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Author-Meets-Critics Symposium, April 2011.

21. “On Character,” Symposium on Character, American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, March 2011.

20. “The Real Challenge to Character from Social Psychology,” International Society for Comparative Study of Chinese and Western Philosophy, American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, March 2011.

19. “On Character,” University of Minnesota, Duluth, March 2011.

18. “On Character,” Duke University, February 2011.

17. “On Character,” University of Tennessee, November 2010.

16. “Compassion and Empathy,” Evolution and Ethics Conference, Values and Virtues in Contemporary China Program, Beijing, China, October 2010.

15. “Comments on Lui,” Evolution and Ethics Conference, Values and Virtues in Contemporary China Program, Beijing, China, October 2010.

14. “Comments on Coplan,” Spindel Conference on Empathy and Ethics, University of Memphis, October 2010.

13. “Comments on Bromwich,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2010.

12. “Comments on Cuneo,” Society of Christian Philosophers Satellite Meeting, November 2009.

11. “Comments on Cicovacki,” Albert Schweitzer Symposium, September 2009.

10. “Varieties of Moral Realism” and “Alternatives to Moral Realism,” Invited Lectures, Southern Seminary, February 2009.

9. “Comments on Vargas,” Invited Symposium on Freedom, Responsibility, and Situationism, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2007.

8. “Affect and Helping: Mixed Results for Virtue Ethics,” North Carolina Philosophical Society, February 2007.

7. “Comments on Nobis,” American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, April 2006.

6. “Gert’s Brute Rationality,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, Author-Meets-Critics Symposium, March 2006.

5. “Affect and Helping: Mixed Results for Virtue Ethics,” Virtue Ethics and Social Psychology Conference, University of Denver, October 2005.

4. “Comments on Sommers,” Society for Philosophy and Psychology Annual Meeting, June 2005.

3. “Comments on Sayre-McCord,” Invited Symposium on Moral Realism. American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, April 2005.

2. “Volitional Impossibility Judgments,” Wake Forest University, February 2004.

1. “Volitional Impossibility Judgments,” Columbia University, January 2004.

Other Presentations

47. “Celebrity and Dishonesty: Do They Go Hand in Hand?” Honesty Project Final Conference, July 2023.

46. “Character and Virtue,” Guest Presentation for Air War College, April 2023.

45. “Honesty,” Guest Presentation for Wake Forest University Communications seminar, February 2023.

44. “Character and Virtue,” Guest Presentation for University of Riverside graduate seminar on Character, January 2023.

43. “Situationism, Mixed Traits, and Virtue,” Guest Presentation for Washington and Jefferson College course on Moral Psychology, November 2022.

42. “Honesty,” Honesty Project Initial Conference, August 2022.

41. “Honesty,” Guest Presentation for Yale University course on Lies and Deception, Summer 2022.

40. “Character,” Guest Presentation for Wake Forest University Law course on Women, Law, Leadership, and Character, Summer 2022.

39. “The Character Gap,” Guest Presentation for ACC 690, “Professional and Ethical Responsibilities of Accountants,” Wake Forest University, January 2020.

38. “The Character Gap,” Guest Skype Presentation to the Stockdale Leaders Group at the Naval War College, January 2020.

37. “The Character Gap,” Two Guest Presentations for ACC 690, “Professional and Ethical Responsibilities of Accountants,” Wake Forest University, September 2019.

36. “Honesty: A Stunningly Neglected Virtue in Philosophy,” Honesty Project State of Research Conference, September 2019.

35. “Honesty,” Developing Character Project Final Conference, May 2015.

34. “Do Character and Virtue Even Exist?” Wake Forest University Philosophy Club, March 2015.

33. “Ethical Thinking,” Guest Lecture, CNS 360: Professional and Life Skills Seminar, Wake Forest University, November 2013.

32. “A New Approach to Character Traits in Light of Psychology,” Keynote Address, Character Project Final Conference, June 2013.

31. “The Psychology and Philosophy of Generosity,” Wealth in Families and Philanthropy Forum, Wake Forest University, April 2013.

30. “Honesty, Cheating, and Character,” Presidential Address, North Carolina Philosophical Society, February 2013.

29. “Three Ethical Theories,” Guest Lectures, Life in the Liberal Arts Seminar, Wake Forest University, February 2013.

28. “Lack of Virtue and Vice,” Fourth Annual Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics, University of Arizona, January 2013.

27. “Mixed Traits and Character,” Guest Presentation, Character Seminar, Wake Forest University, October 2012.

26. “Does the CAPS Model Improve Our Understanding of Character and Personality?” Conference on Character and Personality, Sorbonne, Paris France, July 2012.

25. “Some Foundational Issues about Character,” First Character Project Workshop, June 2012.

24. “Pascal’s Wager,” Theology on Tap Program, Winston-Salem, October 2011.

23. “The Religious Harms Argument,” Theology on Tap Program, Winston-Salem, August 2011.

22. “The Character Project,” Wake Forest University Philosophy Club, February 2011.

21. “The Character Project,” Thursday at Starling, Wake Forest University, February 2011.

20. “Research at Wake Forest,” Wake Forest University New Faculty Luncheon, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, January 2010.

19. “The Teacher Scholar Ideal at Wake Forest,” Wake Forest University New Faculty Orientation, August 2009.

18. “Character Traits, Social Psychology, and Impediments to Helping Behavior,” Symposium Presentation, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2009.

17. “Character Traits, Social Psychology, and Impediments to Helping Behavior,” North Carolina Philosophical Society, February 2009.

16. “Planning the Semester,” Wake Forest University New Faculty Orientation, August 2008.

15. “Does the Trait of Compassion Exist? Some Results from Social Psychology,” Princeton University Central North Carolina Alumni Association, May 2008.

14. “Does the Trait of Compassion Exist? Some Results from Social Psychology,” Davidson College, November 2007.

13. “Irresistible Desires, Compulsion, and Addiction,” What Is Addiction? Mind and World Conference, May 2007.

12. “Caring, Meaning, and Williams’ Integrity Objection,” International Society for Utilitarian Studies, Dartmouth University, August 2005.

11. “Motivational Internalism: A New Problem,” Symposium Presentation, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, March 2005.

10. “Motivational Internalism: A New Problem,” North Carolina Philosophical Society, February 2005.

9. “Bratman on Identification,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, March 2004. Winner of an APA Outstanding Paper Award and Travel Grant.

8. “Volitional Impossibility Judgments,” University of Notre Dame Philosophy Department Colloquium, January 2004.

7. “The Incoherence Argument Revisited,” American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, December 2003. Winner of an APA Outstanding Paper Award and Travel Grant.

6. “Motivational Internalism and Reliably Connected Moral Agents,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, March 2003.

5. “Motivational Internalism and Reliably Connected Moral Agents,” Oxford Graduate Philosophy Conference, November 2002.

4. “Social Psychology and Descriptive Virtue Ethics,” American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2002. Winner of an APA Outstanding Paper Award and Travel Grant.

3. “Rortean Metaethics and Meta-Ethical Moral Relativism,” Ohio Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, April 2002.

2. “Rortean Meta-Ethics and Meta-Ethical Moral Relativism,” Society of Student Philosophers, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2002.

1. “Epistemic Defeaters and the Basicality of Theistic Belief,” Free University of Amsterdam, June 2001.