John M. Whiteley has been an administrator and professor at the University of California, Irvine since 1972. His research has included the clash between citizen expression of concern which conflicts sharply with the national security imperatives of the U.S. government, moral development from late adolescence to early adult development, social ecology of peace, character and community in the college years, history of the profession of counseling psychology, quest for peace and security in the 21st century. The initiative on fostering moral and intellectual motivation in a residential just community for first-year students will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2025. He has published two volumes and a monograph describing in detail this research and a third volume in progress where the chapters most relevant are on four approaches to understanding stages of moral reasoning in men and women, and five initial approaches to moral and character education. There have also been a total of six doctoral dissertations from Harvard, Boston University, and UC Irvine.