Eudaimonia Institute Faculty Advisory Board
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.
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Dan Hammond joined the Eudaimonia Institute as Scholar in Residence in July 2019. Dan is a Wake Forest alumnus. He did his Ph.D. work at the University of Virginia and joined the Wake Forest University Department of Economics faculty in 1978 where he was named Hultquist Family Professor in 1995. Dan’s scholarly work is in intellectual history, with a focus on the Chicago School of Milton Friedman, George J. Stigler and others. He also writes on how modern conceptions of scientific method limit our understanding of human nature and behavior. Dan served as President of the History of Economics Society in 2001-02. He has collaborated with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in developing their program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics . He also serves on the Advisory Board for Cluny Media.
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.
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.
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 graduated from Baylor University with a double major in Classics and Economics. He then received a Masters in Classical Literature and another Masters in Theology before receiving his PhD in Classics at St Andrews University in Scotland. He has published widely in his field, including articles on authors such as Aristotle, Augustine, Cicero, Homer, Horace, Euripides, Erasmus, Orosius and others. His first book was on Sedulius Scottus, a poet and scholar in the age of Charlemagne. Wake Forest has awarded Dr. Sloan the Kenyon Family Faculty Fellowship for his excellence in teaching and scholarship, and he has also won the “Reid-Doyle Excellence in Teaching Award”, as well as the Teaching and Learning Collaborative “Innovative Teaching Award”. Dr. Sloan is an active advocate for the Humanities and Liberal Arts, publishing opinion pieces in both local and international news journals. He has been interviewed and quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other international media outlets for his expertise in classical literature and higher education.
Charles "Will" Walldorf
Dr. Walldorf is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. He is the author of Just Politics: Human Rights and the Foreign Policy of Great Powers (Cornell University Press), which won the 2010 International Studies Association ISSS Award for the best book on international security. He has published on the topics of human rights, United States foreign policy, sanctions, and alliance politics in Security Studies, The European Journal of International Relations, and Political Science Quarterly. He is also co-editor of the Oxford Companion to American Politics. Will is currently working on three research projects. The first explores the role of broad collective beliefs, or master narratives, in explaining patterns of forceful regime change in U.S. foreign policy from 1900-2011. The second focuses on the conditions under which sanctions compel authoritarian regimes to democratize. The third project assesses the ideational sources of the rise and fall of great powers. Will received his BA from Bowdoin College and his MA and PhD in Politics from the University of Virginia. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at Dartmouth College and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He taught at Gordon College, Dartmouth College, the University of Virginia, and Auburn University before coming to Wake Forest.
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.
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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.