Matthew F. Wilson
Director of Academic Programs and Research Associate
Matthew F. Wilson, Ph.D., serves as Director of Academic Programs and works as a philosopher for the program. Prior to receiving his doctoral degree in philosophy at Baylor University, Matthew led a successful corporate career where he held various roles in finance, marketing, and product management. He holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Indiana University, a B.A. in Economics from Wake Forest University, and a M.A. in the Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His dissertation, "The Virtue of Taking Ownership", is an exploration of a virtue, hitherto unidentified by virtue ethicists, governing the proper mode of engagement in discrete projects, particularly multi-party projects. It is a work of practical moral philosophy, incorporating recent work from the philosophy of emotions, moral psychology, and contemporary virtue ethics. His interest in the study of individual virtues is motivated by his belief that philosophy has practical value for human flourishing. In addition to his academic administrative work at the Program on Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing, he contributes to research on the virtue project of the Program.