Wade Maki

Chair, UNC Faculty Assembly & Director, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program & Senior Lecturer Department of Philosophy


Email Address: w_maki@uncg.edu

Phone: 336.334.3202


M.A. Philosophy, Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught

  • PHI 261: Ethical Issues in Business
  • BLS 360: Philosophy of Love and Friendship
  • BLS 363: Vice, Crime, and American Law


  • Applied Ethics
  • Political Philosophy


Wade Maki teaches a variety of courses in Philosophy and for the Bachelor of Liberal Studies program with topics ranging from Business Ethics to The Meaning of Life. Wade is known for his innovative use of technology in both classroom and online courses. He has also connected students to the community through a partnership with Piedmont Business Ethics Award; applying ideas and concepts to real world problems is an important pedagogical focus.

In addition to teaching, Wade has served the university in many roles including: Director of the BB&T Program on Capitalism, Markets, and Morality; Co-Director of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons (FTLC); FTLC Faculty Fellow for Online Learning, Faculty Senate and numerous other university committees. A fuller account of research, teaching, and service activities can be found on the curriculum vitae below.

Having grown up in northern Minnesota where the growing season is extremely short, Wade has taken to southern gardening. Attracted to the Zen of Asian gardens, Wade’s yard is full of Japanese maples, conifers, Asian statuary, and numerous Japanese lanterns. He also grows vegetables, fruits, and herbs including the Stokes purple sweet potato. Wade also enjoys most things involving technology, history, Hobbits, or Sith Lords.