Instructor Bios

Thomas Lickona, Ph.D.

Thomas Lickona, Ph.D.  is a developmental psychologist and professor emeritus of education at the State University of New York at Cortland, where he founded and continues to direct the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility) (  He has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Boston Universities, president of the Association for Moral Education, and Board member with the Character Education Partnership. He speaks around the world on fostering moral values and character development.  His eight books on character development include Raising Good Children, Educating for Character, Character Matters, and, with his wife Judith, a book for teens, Sex, Love, and You: Making the Right Decision.  Educating for Character  won a Christopher Award for “affirming the highest values of the human spirit.”  He received the Character Education Partnership’s “Sandy Award” for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education.  His work has been featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story, “Teaching Johnny To Be Good,”  and on “Good Morning America,” “Larry King Live Radio,” National Public Radio, and “Focus on the Family.”