Wake Forest is a community of faculty, staff and administrators committed to educating the whole person and transforming students into leaders and citizens of character. Within this community, a few individuals focus on leading and expanding the Program for Leadership and Character:
Director of the Program for Leadership and Character
Dr. Michael Lamb is Director of the Program for Leadership and Character and an Assistant Professor of Politics, Ethics and Interdisciplinary Humanities. He is also a Research Fellow with the Oxford Character Project. He grew up on a small family farm in Tennessee, studied at Rhodes College, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and earned a Ph.D. at Princeton. After Princeton, he returned to Oxford to teach ethics and help launch the Oxford Character Project. He also served as Dean of Leadership, Service and Character Development for Rhodes Scholars. He has published research on the virtues and won awards for his teaching at Princeton and Oxford. He is passionate about teaching, mentoring and helping students think about how to live.
For more information, visit Dr. Lamb’s website.
Research Fellow in Leadership and Character
Cameron Silverglate ('17) is the Research Fellow in Leadership and Character. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Wake Forest, where he graduated in 2017 as a Mullen Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. As a student, he discovered a passion for practical philosophy and approached his extracurricular service and leadership roles as opportunities to live the philosophy he was studying in the classroom. As a senior, he was chosen as his class orator and delivered his speech, "I Hope You Dance," at Founders' Day Convocation and during Commencement weekend. As the Research Fellow, Cameron investigates leadership and character from various perspectives and applies his research to help develop new programs for Wake Forest students.
Over the last two years, the Program for Leadership and Character has relied on the energy and talent of a dedicated group of student and alumni research assistants: