Templeton-Funded Study of Student Character

Find below PDF versions of the Project Description and Literature Review sections of a successful grant proposal submitted to the John Templeton Foundation for their “New Assessments and Measures of Virtues” funding competition from 2014. This led to a $250,000 grant from the foundation to conduct a two-year longitudinal study of compassion, diligence/grit, and honesty across five middle schools in New England.

I wrote these pieces in close consultation with Dr. Christian Miller, A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University and Director of The Character Project, and Dr. Steven Buka, Founding Chair of the Epidemiology Department at Brown University School of Public Health.

Non-Cognitive & Character Factors Affecting Academic Achievement

A proprietary literature review developed for the EduMetrics research team in 2011.