June 1, 2016
The BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism in the Wake Forest University School of Business welcomes Prof. Matthew Phillips in the role of Director. For the previous two years, Matthew has served as Associate Dean of the Winston-Salem and Charlotte Working Professionals MBA programs. Matthew has already been active as a faculty affiliate in the BB&T Center for some time. In his new role, and under the senior leadership of Jim Otteson, who continues as the BB&T Center’s Executive Director, Matthew will work to expand the footprint of the Center’s work to span the Professional concept of the School’s educational strategy.
Matthew received undergraduate and law degrees from Wake Forest University and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University, where he focused on the intersections of law and religion in American history. He has done additional academic work, concentrating on leadership and ethics, at the U.S. Air Force’s Air University. He is admitted to practice law before state and federal courts of North Carolina, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court.
Matthew is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and its Ethics Section, the North Carolina Bar Association and its Business and Estate Planning sections. As an instrument-rated private pilot, Matthew enjoys flying single-engine planes, and he is a pilot and legal officer in the Civil Air Patrol (the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary).