Jennifer Rothschild is the Senior Scholar of Character Education for the Educating Character Initiative. Her role is supporting established or expanding character programming for undergraduates at American universities (at Wake Forest and beyond): developing practical tools for teaching virtue, evaluating grant proposals to fund new initiatives in character education, and promoting partnerships among character scholars across disciplines and institutions. She has a B.A. in Philosophy and Biology from Grinnell College and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Program for Leadership & Character at Wake Forest University, Jennifer spent nearly ten years as faculty in the Philosophy Department at the University of Florida. Her primary research area is Aristotelian virtue ethics, with a particular interest in the sociality and unity of virtue, as well as in the constitutions of vicious people.

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Jennifer Rothschild
Senior Scholar of Character Education

rothscj@wfu.edu