Program Director


On August 1, Joshua Seachris joined the Center staff as the new Program Director. He will support the Center in developing and executing grant funded research projects.

Josh comes to the Center from Wake Forest University where he was grant administrator for The Character Project and adjunct assistant professor of philosophy. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma in 2010, and is the author of articles on a range of topics, including the problem of evil, Confucius and virtue, the meaning of life, and death. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Religious Studies, Philo, Asian Philosophy, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He is the editor of Exploring the Meaning of Life: An Anthology and Guide (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

Josh can be reached by phone at (574) 631-5377 or by e-mail at His office address is 223 Malloy Hall.