One way the Program extends its impact and influence is through scholarly research and publications. Since its inception, Program faculty and staff have published the following:

  • Jonathan Brant, Michael Lamb, Emily Burdett, and Edward Brooks, “Cultivating Virtue in Postgraduates: An Empirical Analysis of the Oxford Global Leadership Initiative,” Journal of Moral Education 49, no. 4 (2020), 415–435.
  • Edward Brooks, Jonathan Brant, and Michael Lamb, “How Might Universities Cultivate Leaders of Character?: Insights from a Leadership and Character Development Program at the University of Oxford,” International Journal of Ethics Education 4, no. 2 (2019), 167–182.
  • Jessica Koehler, Olga Pierrakos, Michael Lamb, Alana Demaske, Carlos Santos, Michael D. Gross, and Dylan Franklin Brown, “What Can We Learn from Character Education? A Literature Review of Four Prominent Virtues in Engineering Education,” 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition(2020).
  • Michael Lamb and Brian Williams, eds., Everyday Ethics: Moral Theology and the Practices of Ordinary Life (Georgetown University Press, 2019).
  • Michael Lamb, “Introduction,” Symposium on John Bowlin’s Tolerance among the Virtues, Syndicate (2019).
  • Michael Lamb, Emma Taylor-Collins, and Cameron Silverglate, “Character Education for Social Action: A Conceptual Analysis of the #iwill Campaign,” Journal of Social Science Education 18, no. 1 (2019), 125–152.
  • Michael Lamb, “For Horace Lamb (1935-2012),” in Sharing Gratitude: Daily Reflections, ed. Mary M. Dalton (Library Partners Press, 2019), 275.
  • Michael Lamb, “Between Presumption and Despair: Augustine’s Hope for the Commonwealth,” American Political Science Review 112, no. 4 (2018), 1036–1049.
  • Michael Lamb, “Beyond Pessimism: A Structure of Encouragement in Augustine’s City of God,” Review of Politics 80, no. 4 (2018), 591–624.
  • Olga Pierrakos, Mike Prentice, Cameron Silverglate, Michael Lamb, Alana Demaske, and Ryan Smout, “Reimagining Engineering Ethics: From Ethics Education to Character Education,” 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (2019), 1–9.
  • Kenneth Townsend, “Why Liberalism Persists: The Neglected Life of Law in the Story of Liberalism’s Decline,”St. John’s Law Review (forthcoming Fall 2020).
  • Eranda Jayawickreme, “The Value of Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Advancing the Scientific Study of Growth Through Adversity,” Journal of Psychology and Christianity (2020).
  • Eranda Jayawickreme, Mike Prentice, and Will Fleeson (in press). “Morality as a Basic Psychological Need: Preliminary Evidence” in Virtues in theory and practice: Local or universal?
  • Phan, L.V., Blackie, L.E.R., Horstmann, K, & Jayawickreme, E. (in press). An Integrative Framework to Study Wisdom. In J. Rauthmann. (ed.) Handbook of Personality Dynamics and Processes.
  • Sara Mendonça and Eranda Jayawickreme (in press), “Perceived Growth and Wisdom: Unanswered Questions” in Post-Traumatic Growth to Psychological Well-Being: Coping Wisely with Adversity.
  • Bradley Burroughs, “Contracting Justice?: Private Military and Security Contractors and the Commodification of War” in The Business of War: Theological-Ethical Reflections on the Military-Industrial Complex edited by James McCarty, Matthew Taipe, and Justin Bronson Barringer (Cascade Books, 2020).
  • Shelly Rambo, Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon, Jasmine Terry Okafor, Trauma and Moral Injury: A Guiding Framework for Chaplains. (Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, 2020).

Featured in

  • Wake Forest Magazine’s Fall 2019 issue was dedicated to the theme of leadership and character, including articles on the Program’s new scholarship program and the research of Program faculty and staff. The issue won the Silver Award in the 2020 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards.
  • In “The Fabric of Character: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Supporting Social and Moral Renewal,” Anne Snyder included Wake Forest as one of six primary case studies for institutions that most effectively shape character across various sectors. With an entire chapter devoted to Wake Forest, Snyder characterizes the Program for Leadership and Character as central to the mission of “educating the whole person.”