James Cornwell is currently an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He received his PhD in Psychology in 2014 from Columbia University where he also recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship. His research was primarily focused on the role of the concept of virtue in moral judgment, decision making, and character. His work has also looked at the influence of a variety of cognitive and motivational processes on attitudes towards different public policies, moral beliefs, and political ideologies.
His teaching experience prior to coming to USMA has primarily been in courses in general, social, and moral psychology, as well as statistics for behavioral sciences at Columbia University.