Prior to joining the faculty at Wake Forest, Dr. Boone taught courses in marketing and entrepreneurship at Duke University and worked in sales and marketing for Merck Pharmaceutical Company. He also served 26 years of combined active and reserve military service as a naval flight officer and surface warfare officer, and holds the rank of Captain, United States Navy (Retired). Dr. Boone is a member of numerous professional organizations and serves as board president for several non-profit civic organizations.
Dr. Benjamin Graves is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health / Wake Forest School of Medicine, specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. He is a Board-Certified Orthopedic surgeon with dual fellowship-training in Sports Medicine / Arthroscopy and Hand / Upper Extremity. He holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Dan Hammond joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1978. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Dan currently teaches introductory economics. Dan’s research is on the history of economics, primarily the Chicago School of Economics. He was president of the History of Economics Society in 2001-02. He and Robert Cord are currently editing a book on Milton Friedman for Oxford University Press, and he is writing papers on Paul Samuelson’s analysis of market failure and on the history of Malthusian population doctrine.
Simeon Ilesanmi received his PhD from Southern Methodist University and his JD from Wake Forest University School of Law. He teaches courses in comparative ethics, international human rights, religion and law, ethics of war and peace, and African religions. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Religious Ethics and serves on the editorial boards of several other learned journals. His current and ongoing research interests focus on human rights, ethics of war, and religion, law and politics in Africa.
Dr. Ana Iltis is Director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society and Associate Professor of Philosophy at WFU She holds a PhD in Philosophy from Rice University. Prior to joining Wake Forest University, she was Associate Professor of Health Care Ethics and PhD Program Director in the Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University and held an appointment in the Department of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis where she taught research ethics.
Scott Klein is Professor of English at WFU. He is the author of The Fictions of James Joyce and Wyndham Lewis: Monsters of Nature and Design (Cambridge University Press) the editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of the 1928 edition of Wyndham Lewis’s Tarr, with Mark Antliff, the editor of the essay collection Vorticism: New Perspectives (Oxford University Press), and with Michael Valdez Moses the editor of the forthcoming essay collection A Modernist Cinema (Oxford University Press). He has published essays in such journals as ELH, Modernist Cultures, Twentieth Century Literature, The James Joyce Quarterly, and The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies, and is the Artistic Director of the Secrest Artists Series, the performing arts series at WFU.
Bill Leonard is the James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History at WFU. His research focuses on church history with particular attention to American religion, Baptist studies, and Appalachian religion. He is the author or editor of some 24 books, and his newest book, The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Church History: Flaming Heretics and Heavy Drinkers, will be published by Fortress Press in spring 2017. He writes a twice-monthly column for Baptist News Global, is an ordained Baptist minister, and a member of First Baptist Church, Highland Avenue (American Baptist Churches, USA) in Winston-Salem.
Roberta Morosini received her Ph.D. from McGill University. She has been vice-president of the American Boccaccio Association, fellow of the “Villa I Tatti”, the Harvard Center of Renaissance Studies in Florence, the “Liguria Study Center” in Bogliasco, and a fellow scholar of the 2012 NEH Mediterranean Summer Institute, “Networks and Knowledge: Synthesis and Innovation in the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Medieval Mediterranean” in Barcelona. Her research is centered around Medieval Italy in and of the Mediterranean. She has translated Marie de France’s Fables (Carocci, 2006) from Old French into Italian, and she is the author of Per difetto rintegrare (Longo 2004), a study on rhetoric, modalities of narration and authorship.
Dr. Otteson came to Wake Forest in the Fall of 2013. He is Professor of Economics, the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics, the Executive Director of The BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, and will now serve as the inaugural Executive Director of the Eudaimonia Institute. He received his BA from the University of Notre Dame and his PhD from the University of Chicago. Before coming to Wake Forest, Dr. Otteson was joint professor of philosophy and economics, and philosophy department chair, at Yeshiva University. He has taught previously at New York University, Georgetown University, and the University of Alabama. He also serves as a Research Professor in the Freedom Center and in the Philosophy Department at the University of Arizona, and he is a Senior Scholar at the Fund for American Studies in Washington, DC.
Randall G. Rogan, Professor of Communication, has been at Wake Forest since 1990. Prior to July, 2010, he served as faculty member in the Department of Communication, departmental chair, and Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Wake Forest. He teaches courses in relational communication, communication and conflict, research methods, and communication, terrorism and hostage negotiation. He is an internationally recognized authority in crisis and hostage negotiation and communication of terrorism, having spoken at many national and international venues.
Dr. Sloan double majored in Classics and Economics at Baylor University before attending Texas Tech University for his M.A. in Classics. He completed his M.Litt. in Divinity as well as his Ph.D. in Classics at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. While completing his Ph.D., Michael was awarded with a Research Grant from the Leverhulme Trust. Michael has published works on Augustine, Aristotle and Cicero, including his latest article, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics as the Original Locus for the Septem Circumstantiae in Classical Philology.
Dr. Whaples graduated from the University of Maryland in 1983 with BA’s in economics and history and earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. Robert’s research deals primarily with the history of American labor markets and consensus among economists. He is editor of The Independent Review and book review editor for EH.Net (economic history). He regularly teaches Introduction to Economics, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics and the Economics of Entrepreneurship, and is the coach of the Wake Forest Quiz Bowl Team.
Dr. Yang joined the faculty of Wake Forest University in the summer of 2009. Prior to joining Wake Forest University, she served as a faculty member at the University of Miami. She received her MBA degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ph.D. degree from the University of Tennessee. Her research interests include executive compensation, corporate governance, corporate lobbying, and international financial accounting and reporting. She has published in Accounting Horizon, Journal of Accounting & Public Policy, and Journal of Accounting & Economics among other academic journals, and her work has been cited in various news outlets. She is a member of American Accounting Association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Jennifer Averill has made the Wake Forest field hockey team a national power in her 24 seasons with the program. In Averill’s time in Winston-Salem, the Demon Deacons have gone 351-166-3 (.678) and have won four ACC championships, reached 15 NCAA Tournaments and taken home three national titles. The 2010 NFHCA Hall of Fame inductee has been named the ACC Coach of the Year seven times and has three National Coach of the Year honors to her name.
Malika Roman Isler is the inaugural Director of Wellbeing at Wake Forest University. As a Wake Forest alumnna, Malika has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science. She continued her studies and completed a Master of Public Health (Health Promotion) at the University of South Carolina and a PhD in Public Health (Health Behavior and Health Education) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to her role as Director of Wellbeing, she has an appointment in the Department of Health and Exercise Science.