Team

Wake Forest is a community of faculty and staff committed to educating the whole person and transforming students into leaders and citizens of character. The staff for the Program for Leadership and Character focus on advancing this work everyday.

Program Staff

  • Michael Lamb, Executive Director
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  • Kenneth Townsend, Director of Leadership and Character in the Professional Schools
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  • Elise Murray Dykhuis, Senior Research Scholar
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  • Eranda Jayawickreme, Senior Research Fellow
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  • Kate Allman, Research Scholar
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  • Ann Phelps, Director of Programming
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  • Christopher T. Copeland, Director of Enneagram Studies
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  • Bradley Burroughs, Assistant Director in Religious Life
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  • Elizabeth Whiting Pierce, Assistant Director in the Professional Schools
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  • Raven Scott, Assistant Director of Programming in the College
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  • Kathleen Stimely, Program Manager
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  • Dylan Brown, Research Fellow
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  • Hannah Lafferrandre, Fellow
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  • Desirae' Starnes, Administrative Assistant
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  • Donovan Livingston, Staff Affiliate
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Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Caroline Christoff, Postdoctoral Fellow in Interdisciplinary Humanities
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  • Kerri Cissna, Postdoctoral Fellow in Entrepreneurship
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  • William Cochran, Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science
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  • Sara Etz Mendonça, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology
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  • Stephanie Mota Thurston, Postdoctoral Fellow in Divinity
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  • Joe Wiinikka-Lydon, Postdoctoral Fellow in Character Education for Engineering
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  • Adetoun Yeaman, Postdoctoral Fellow in Engineering Education
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Research Collaborators

  • Olga Pierrakos, Department Chair and Professor of Engineering
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  • Michael Gross, Associate Professor of Engineering
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