Project Leadership & Support


Nancy E. Snow, Ph.D.

PI & Co-Director


Professor of Philosophy & Director
Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing
University of Oklahoma

Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D.

Co-Director


Professor of Psychology
University of Notre Dame

Mechelle Gibson

Program Administrator / Director of Finance


Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing
University of Oklahoma

Michael T. Warren, Ph.D.

Assessment Coordinator


Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing | University of Oklahoma
Adjunct Instructor | Western Washington University

Hudson McClure

Student Assistant


Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing
University of Oklahoma

Postdoctoral Fellows


Alisa Pykett, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-20)


Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Will join the Project in August 2019

Steven Sparks, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-20)


Current Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Will join the Project in August 2019

Core Project Team


William Fleeson, Ph.D.

Core Project Team


Professor of Psychology
Project Director, The Beacon Project
Wake Forest University

William C. Frick, Ph.D.

Core Project Team


Rainbolt Family Endowed Presidential Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
University of Oklahoma

Philip Gorski, Ph.D.

Core Project Team


Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies
Yale University

Jennifer A. Herdt, Ph.D.

Core Project Team


Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics
Yale Divinity School

Allen D. Hertzke, Ph.D.

Core Project Team


David Ross Boyd Professor of Political Science
University of Oklahoma

Charles D. Kenney, Ph.D.

Core Project Team


Associate Professor of Political Science
Interim Director, Center for the Americas
University of Oklahoma

Daniel K. Lapsley, Ph.D.

Core Project Team


ACE Collegiate Professor of Psychology
University of Notre Dame

Michael P. Lynch, Ph.D.

Core Project Team


Professor of Philosophy
Director, Humanities Institute
Executive Director, New England Humanities Consortium
University of Connecticut

Christian B. Miller, Ph.D.

Core Project Team


A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy
Director, The Character Project
Wake Forest University

Linda T. Zagzebski, Ph.D.

Core Project Team


George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Philosophy
Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
University of Oklahoma

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