Advisory Board

The Center is advised by dynamic and impactful researchers across disciplines. These thought leaders are committed to increasing moral understanding and to using science to transform society for the better.


Modupe Akinola is an Associate Professor of Management at Columbia Business School and an expert on how organizational demands affect an individual’s stress levels and performance.

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Jay Van Bavel is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU specializing in the neuroscience of partisanship.


Jazmin Brown-Iannuzzi is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Virginia specializing in understanding why social group disparities persist.


Lisa Consiglio is the Executive Director of Narrative 4, which facilitates intercommunity story exchange to build empathy and fight stereotypes.


Molly Crockett is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale specializing in neuroethics and impression formation.


Peter Ditto is a Professor of Psychological Science at UC Irvine specializing in motivated cognition related to politics.


Kate Klonick is a Professor of Law at St. John’s University specializing in the effect of technology on social norm enforcement.


Matt Motyl is a Quantitative Researcher with the Civic Integrity team at Facebook specializing in morality and politics.


Gordon Pennycook is an Assistant Professor of Behavioural Science at University of Regina and an expert on intuition and reason in decision-making and belief formation.


Timothy Ryan is an Associate Professor in Political Science at UNC specializing in moral convictions in politics.


Juliana Schroeder is an Assistant Professor in the Management of Organizations group at Berkley Haas specializing in how people make inferences about other minds.


Stephen Vaisey is a Professor of Sociology at Duke and an expert on large-scale moral and political surveys.

Molly Worthen is an Associate Professor of History at UNC specializing in North American religion and the culture wars, and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.


Daniel Yudkin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania specializing in how individuals distinguish what is morally right from wrong.