Our expanding team will help us extend the Program’s mission at Wake Forest and beyond.
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Since the beginning of the summer, more than a dozen new staff members have joined the Program for Leadership and Character. They represent teaching faculty, administrative and support staff, student programming staff, and members of our new Educating Character Initiative, which supports other colleges and universities focused on educating character. 

“We’re happy that our team continues to bring together people with diverse backgrounds, training, expertise, and life experiences to advance our mission,” says Executive Director Michael Lamb. “We’re grateful to the Lilly Endowment, Kern Family Foundation, and other contributors for supporting these grant-funded positions; to the departments and schools partnering with us to host affiliated faculty and staff; and to Wake Forest for continuing to lead the way as an institution that educates the whole person and helps students become leaders of character on this campus and beyond.”

Here are our new team members:


Roscoe Bell – Fellow

Jasmine “Jazz” Logan – Assistant Director of Programming

Becky Park – Research Scholar

Professional Schools

Misty L. Graham – Personal and Professional Development Coach

Richard Hall – Research Scholar in Measurement and Evaluation

Lauren Iley-Spear – Program Manager

Affiliated Teaching Faculty 

John E. Carter – Visiting Assistant Professor of Law in the School of Law and Visiting Assistant of Religion, Law, and Public Life in the School of Divinity

William Cochran – Assistant Teaching Professor in Computer Science 

Fatima Hamdulay – Assistant Teaching Professor in Entrepreneurship

Dan Henry – Assistant Teaching Professor in African American Studies

Christina Richardson – Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Education

Educating Character Initiative

John Etcheverry – Grants and Contracts Manager

Beth Purvis – Director of the Educating Character Initiative

Jennifer Rothschild – Senior Scholar of Character Education


Jeri Miller – Business Manager

In addition, we’d like to congratulate several members of our team on their promotions this year: