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.
HUM 100 | First Year Seminar
POLS 302 | Parties and Elections
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.
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.
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.