Professor of Social Ecology
B.A. Stanford University
Ed.M., Ed.D. Harvard University
266 Social Ecology I
Moral development from late adolescence to early adult development, social ecology of peace, citizen advocacy for environment, health and safety which conflicts with national security, history of counseling psychology
Stanford University B.A. Political Science 1961
Harvard University Ed.M. Guidance 1962
Harvard University Ed.D. Counseling Psychology-Midyear 1963-64
Harvard University Post Doctoral Fellow in Psychology
Harvard University Student Health Services -January 1964-June 1965
Professor of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine: 1978 – Continuing (Associate Professor 1973 – 1978). Research interests are focused in four areas:
The first research area is the clash between citizen expressions of concern by an empowered civil society over environment, health and safety which come into sharp conflict with the national security imperatives of the U.S. government. Civil society efforts at asserting control and influence over a dangerous nuclear weapons production facility, Rocky Flats, encountered a curtain of national security secrecy shrouding government action. A closely related line of inquiry is to understand the wellsprings of disastrous government decision-making when unsolved challenges of weaponizing the atom foreclosed possible solutions in succeeding years that led to the first FBI raid on a facility of the U.S. government over the commission of environmental crime, followed by a clash within and between the “separate but equal” branches of the U.S. government in addition to clashes between citizens and the government. Throughout the long history of Rocky Flats it has been the Judicial Branch of government which has been most responsive to civil society, and which has often made decisive determinations about both the past and the unfolding future. Working Title: The Saga of Rocky Flats: Strivings for National Security, Evolving Regimes of Law and Governance, Environmental Crime, U.S. Constitutional Government, and the Quest for Environmental Justice.
- Toward a Sustainable 21st Century (2005-continuing), Empowering Sustainability (2011-continuing), California’s Coastal Resilience (2012-continuing) Closing the Gaps: Toward Gender Equality (2017-continuing), and Empowering the Sustainability of Fragile States (2017-continuing) with the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University), and Sustainability Challenges Lecture Series (2010-continuing).
Empowering Sustainability connects emerging sustainability leaders from thirty-seven countries across generations and disciplines through the exchange of ideas and experiences, and through fostering engagement and research on the ground through the collaboration among fellows and like-minded organizations worldwide. Toward a Sustainable 21st Century is an initiative of a foundation of global reach and UC Irvine as a research university to do together more than they can do separately on unsolved problems of global society in the areas of marine resources, conservation, and threats to ecosystem and environmental health caused by toxic chemicals and the absence of effective governance structures which promote sustainability. California’s Coastal Resilience provides a forum for dialogue between state of California policymakers, representatives of an empowered civil society, and the university research community to visualize together successful solutions to preserving and enhancing California’s precious coastline in the face of sea level rise and stronger storms. Closing the Gaps: Toward Gender Equality is a community/campus initiative to address local and global challenges impeding progress toward gender equality. Empowering the Sustainability of Fragile States has an initial focus on the Middle East. The Sustainability Challenges Lecture Series captures distinctive presentations on significant topics featuring global and local campus visitors. These initiatives are funded by grants with Professor Whiteley designated as Principal Investigator by the sponsoring foundation and with Norma Yokota of Social Ecology designated as Program Manager.
Whiteley, J. M., & Associates. Character development in college students, Volume I. The freshman year. Schenectady, NY: Character Research Press, 1982. Translated into Chinese by Zhang Yao Can of Hua Zhong Normal University and published by Chendu Electronic Technology University Publishing House of Wuhan, the People’s Republic of China in 1993.
Loxley, J. C., & Whiteley, J. M. (Ed.). Character development in college students, Volume II: The curriculum. Schenectady, NY: Character Research Press, 1986. Both Volume I and Volume II translated into Chinese by Shenchao Zhu of Zhejiang University and published by Zhejiang University Press of Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China in 1993.
Whiteley, J. M., Port, T. A., and McCarthy, S. (Eds.). Quest for peace: Study guide for the introductory series. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 1986.
Whiteley, J. M. (Ed.). Quest for peace: An introduction. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 1986.
Whiteley, J. and Associates. Moral action in young adulthood. University of South Carolina Center for the Study of the Freshman Year Experience, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 1999.
Dalton, R., Garb, P., Loverich, N., Pierce, J., and Whiteley, J. Critical masses: Citizens, nuclear weapons production, and environmental destruction in the United States and Russia. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1999.
Whiteley, J.M., Ingram, H., and Perry, R. (Eds.) Water, Place, and Equity. MIT Press, 2009.
Whiteley, J.M. The Saga of Rocky Flats: Strivings for National Security, Evolving Regimes of Law and Governance, Environmental Crime, U.S. Constitutional Government and the Quest for Environmental Justice. Irvine, CA: Safer Nuclear World Initiative, 2018.
Founding Visions Social Ecology Paradigm (1970 -1975)
Character in the Community in the College Years
Moral Action In Young Adulthood
Ralph L. Mosher, David Connor, Katherine M Kalliel, James M. Day, Norma Yokota, Mark R. Porter, John M. Whiteley
Character Development in College Students Volume 1
John M. Whiteley and Associates Foreword by Nevitt Sanford
Character Development in College Students Volume 2
Janet C. Loxley and John M Whiteley Foreword by Ralph L Moosher
Character in the Community in the College Years: The Rationale
John M. Whiteley and Norma Yokota
Historical Roots of Counseling Psychology
Research in Counseling Part 2
John. M Whiteley
Counseling Psychology A Historical Perspective
John M. Whiteley
The History of Counseling Psychology
John M. Whiteley
Harmon, Birk, Fitzgerald, Tanney
Perspectives on Vocational Development
Edited by: John M. Whiteley, Arthur Resnikoff
Edited by: John M. Whiteley, Arthur Resnikoff
The Coming Decade in Counseling Psychology
Whiteley, Kagan, Harmon, Fretz, Tanney
The Present and Future of Counseling Psychology
Edited by: John M. Whiteley, Bruce R. Fretz