My research and writing on virtue and ethical development is at the intersection of philosophy and psychology–and, in philosophy, at the intersection of the Socratic and Confucian traditions.

Ethical Excellence, my recent book, shows how we can improve our character–and our lives–using philosophical wisdom and the tools of psychology, along with my own life-story interviews with 16 award-winning ethical exemplars.

I also write about various other philosophical and ethical topics. To learn more about my research (including a link to my CV), please see my academic webpage.