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Thomas Lickona, Ph.D.

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 Dr. Thomas Lickona is a developmental psychologist and professor of education at the State University of New York at Cortland, where he directs the Center for the Fourth and Fifth Rs (Respect and Responsibility). A past president of the Association for Moral Education, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Character Education Partnership and speaks around the world to teachers, parents, religious educators, and other groups concerned about the character development of young people.

His publications include:

Dr. Lickona has been a guest on numerous radio and TV talk shows, including "The Larry King Live Radio Show," "Good Morning America," and "Focus on the Family." His work was the subject of a New York Times Magazine cover story, “Teaching Johnny to be Good.” In 2001, the Character Education Partnership presented him with the Sanford N. McDonnell Lifetime Achievement Award in Character Education.

He and his wife have two sons and thirteen grandchildren and live in Cortland, New York.

See list of topics on which Dr. Lickona speaks.

Contact information:

Dr. Thomas Lickona
Center for the 4th and 5th Rs
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
607-753-2456 phone
607-753-5980 fax
e-mail

 

Marthe Seales

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Marthe Seales is the office manager for the Center and the co-editor of excellence & ethics. She has coordinated the Smart & Good Schools Summer Institutes and 1-Day Conferences and maintains the Center's website. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and has completed a year of graduate work in the same field.

Center for the 4th and 5th Rs
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045
607-753-2455 phone
607-753-5780 fax
e-mail