Eudaimonia Institute Staff

James R. Otteson

Executive Director of the Eudaimonia Institute

3111 Worrell



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 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. His website can be found at

To inquire on Dr. Otteson’s availability for a speaking engagement submit a request here.



Adam Hyde

Assistant Director of the Eudaimonia Institute

3109 Worrell


Adam S. Hyde is an economist with specialties in public policy, industrial organization, and labor markets—particularly applied to health and health care. He earned his AB in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College and his PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia. Dr. Hyde joined the Wake Forest University faculty in 2010 and is currently the Assistant Director of the Eudaimonia Institute. He has served as a Research Professor for the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism and an Assistant Professor at the Wake Forest University School of Business, where he won multiple awards for teaching economics to graduate and undergraduate business students.

Greg Robson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

3107 Worrell


Greg Robson is a political philosopher and ethicist in Arizona’s philosophy PhD program. His latest paper, “Punishment: A Costly Signal?”, recently appeared in The Journal of Philosophy. He is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy and a graduate fellow at the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom at the University of Arizona. He studied economics, politics, and philosophy at Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Duke. His website can be found here:



Lisa Wilkinson

Operations Manager

3110 Worrell






Marie Isaacs

Administrative Assistant

3113 Worrell