Partners

At Wake Forest

The Program for Leadership and Character has partnered with over 40 Wake Forest departments, offices and organizations to create programs and opportunities that support the cultivation of leadership and character. The creativity and energy that comes from collaborating with faculty, staff and students across the university has built momentum across campus.


Across the Globe

Oxford Character Project: Wake Forest and the Oxford Character Project have developed an ongoing partnership to support leadership and character development. We co-organized a 2017 conference at Oxford on “Cultivating Virtue in the University,” which brought together leading experts in history, literature, philosophy, theology and the social sciences to explore the role of character development in higher education. The sold-out conference attracted scholars, students and educators from the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Germany, Spain and Argentina.

Wake Forest and the Oxford Character Project partnered again to co-organize a conference on “The Arts of Leading: Perspectives from the Humanities and Liberal Arts” in 2019 at Wake Forest. The conference explored how diverse perspectives from classics, history, literature, philosophy, religion, and the visual and performing arts can enrich the theory and practice of leadership. Speakers included distinguished scholars from Chicago, CUNY, Duke, Harvard, Oxford, Richmond, Stanford, UNC and Wake Forest.

Georgetown Ethics Lab: Georgetown’s Ethics Lab, the Oxford Character Project, and the Program for Leadership and Character have developed a pilot workshop to analyze the ethics of using algorithms in criminal sentencing. It was the first iteration of a partnership that combines the insights of design thinking with character-based approaches to ethics.

Hong Kong University: In partnership with the Oxford Character Project, the Program for Leadership and Character helped design and facilitate a two-day forum on “The Character of Leadership” with the faculty of social sciences at Hong Kong University in 2017 and 2019.


Partners Councils

The Leadership and Character Partners Councils in the College and in the Professional Schools offer the Program regular guidance and assistance related to curricular, programmatic, and outreach efforts.  These councils have proven particularly valuable for gathering ideas and advice from campus leaders and for finding creative ways to develop mutually supportive partnerships across campus.

Partners Council in the Professional Schools

School of Law
  • Jonathan Cardi, Professor of Law
  • Kami Chavis, Professor of Law and Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives
  • Raina Haque, Professor of Practice
  • Quentin Huff, Interim Dean of Students
  • Ellen Murphy, Professor of Practice and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
  • Abigail Perdue, Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research
  • Mark Rabil, Director of the Wake Forest Innocence and Justice Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law
  • Ron Wright, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Academic Programs
School of Business
  • Sean Hannah, Professor of Management, Chair of Business Ethics, and Senior Associate in the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character
  • Matthew Phillips, Associate Teaching Professor of Business Law and Ethics
  • Pat Sweeney, Professor of the Practice of Management and Executive Director of the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character
  • John Sumanth, Associate Professor of Management
  • Julie Wayne, Professor of Organizational Management
School of Medicine
  • Marcia Wofford, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Pediatrics
  • Terri Yates, Vice President and Associate Dean for Healthcare Education Administration
School of Divinity
  • Shonda Jones, Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Integrative Learning
  • John Senior, Assistant Dean of Vocational Discernment and Director of the Art of Ministry Program
Graduate Program in Sustainability
  • Stan Meiburg, Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainability

Partners Council in the College

  • Rebecca Alexander, Professor of Chemistry, Director of Academic Planning at Wake Downtown, and Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement
  • Tim Auman, University Chaplain, Founder and Director of the MindfulWake Initiative
  • Betsy Barre, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Michaelle Browers, Chair and Professor of Politics and International Affairs
  • Dedee DeLongpre Johnston, Vice President for Human Resources and Sustainability
  • Nate French, Associate Teaching Professor of Communication and Director of the Magnolia Scholars Program
  • Mike Gross, Associate Professor of Engineering and Faculty Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Ashley Hawkins Parham, Program Manager of the Office of Wellbeing
  • Eranda Jayawickreme, Associate Professor of Psychology and Senior Research Fellow in the Program for Leadership and Character
  • Lucas Johnston, Co-Director of the Environmental Program and Associate Professor of Religion and Environment
  • Donovan Livingston, Assistant Dean in the Office of University Collaborations, Part-Time Lecturer in the Department of Education, and Staff Affiliate in the Program for Leadership and Character
  • Marianne Magjuka, Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement
  • AJ Mazaris, Assistant Vice President for Equitable Policy and Director of the LGBTQ+ Center
  • Jonathan McElderry, Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Intercultural Center and affiliate faculty in the Department of Counseling
  • Christian Miller, A.C. Reid Professor of dPhilosophy and Director of The Honesty Project
  • Monique O’Connell, Professor and Chair of the Department of History
  • Leann Pace, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department for the Study of Religions
  • Olga Pierrakos, Chair and Professor of Engineering
  • K. Monet Rice-Jalloh, Associate University Chaplain
  • Heidi Robinson, Assistant Vice President for Career Education and Coaching in the Office of Personal and Career Development
  • Dexter Sharp, Associate Director of Leadership Initiatives
  • Jackie Sheridan, Director of the Wake Forest Scholars Program
  • Christina Soriano, Associate Provost for the Arts and Interdisciplinary Initiatives and Associate Professor of Dance
  • Erica Still, Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor of English
  • Patrick Sullivan, Director of Strategic Projects in the Office of Personal and Career Development
  • D’Najah Thomas, Associate Director of Residence Life
  • Rebecca Thomas, Professor of German
  • Steph Trilling, Director of the Women’s Center
  • William Turkett, Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Nelly Van Doorn Harder, Professor in the Department for the Study of Religions
  • Corey D. B. Walker, Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Program in African American Studies
  • Ashley Wechter, Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development and Administration and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in Athletics