Jim Moore, PhD

Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
503-352-2288
UC Box: 
A165

Courses

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. We do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below are some of the courses that Dr. Moore teaches. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.

Fall 2014

HUM 100 | First Year Seminar

POLS 302 | Parties and Elections

Winter 2015

POLS 255 | Modern Middle East Politics

Spring 2015: on sabbatical

Other courses he teaches:

POLS 180 | US in World Affairs

POLS 304 | Community Politics

POLS 340 | Security, Rights, and Globalization

POLS 345 | International Political Economy

Areas of Research & Specialization

Dr. Moore serves as the Director of the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation.

He teaches a variety of international classes at Pacific. His introductory class to international relations, the U.S. and the World, studies Thucydides'  2,400-year-old History of the Peloponnesian War, as well as the daily New York Times (yes, you can sometimes get extra credit for doing the crossword puzzle). Other classes look at the Middle East, international political economy, and U.S. foreign policy and conflict.

Professor Moore's other teaching areas include state and local politics and political parties. He has helped place interns with political campaigns, government officials, and businesses all over the Pacific Northwest.

Education

PhD in Political Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., in 1995

Master of Arts in International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, Calif., in 1986

Bachelor of Arts in History, Leland Stanford Jr. University, Stanford, Calif., in 1981

Publications and Professional Work

Dr. Moore regularly gives talks on topics ranging from Oregon's tax structure and gubernatorial politics to international economics and the Middle East. You can catch him analyzing the political world on KOIN television (channel 6), KOPB (91.5 FM), and KXL radio (101.1 FM), all in Portland.

He also reads and speaks several languages from around the Mediterranean. He translates Italian, French, Spanish, and some Arabic articles for use in his classes.

Recent Media Appearances

He has been interviewed around 5,100 times since 1991. Look for his analysis in articles in newspapers throughout the Pacific Northwest, on NPR and Portland's KOPB radio, and scattered through the national media (PBS, CBS, ABC, CNN, Fox). He has even been quoted in the New York Times, Japan's largest newspaper and television network, Britain's Channel 4, and one of the largest daily newspapers in Santiago, Chile.

Extracurricular Activities

Dr. Moore loves to hike in Portland's Forest Park in all seasons (he invests heavily in waterproof boots). His bicycling takes him all over the Portland area. With his wife, he travels regularly to foreign shores.