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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  • Eranda Jayawickreme, Senior Research Fellow
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  • Kate Allman, Research Scholar
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  • Jeremy Markovich, Director of Communications
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  • Ann Phelps, Director of Programming
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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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  • Desirae' Starnes, Administrative Assistant
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  • Donovan Livingston, Staff Affiliate
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Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Ryan Juskus, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Environmental Program
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  • Lauren Mark, Postdoctoral Fellow in Communication
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  • Sara Etz Mendonça, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology
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  • Colleen Mitchell, Postdoctoral Fellow in Politics and International Affairs
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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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  • Elise Murray Dykhuis, Research and Assessment Consultant
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  • Dylan Brown, Research Affiliate
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