Jim Moore

Jim Moore

Assistant Professor, Politics and Government



UC Box: A165

Office: Marsh Hall 220


PhD in Political Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 1995

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

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

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Areas of Research & Specialization

Dr. Moore teaches a variety of international classes at Pacific. His introductory class to international relations, the U.S. and the World, studies Thucydides' 2400 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.

Publications and Professional Work

Jim 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 Professor Moore analyzing the political world on KOIN television (channel 6) and KXL radio (101.1 FM), both in Portland.

Dr. Moore 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

Jim Moore has been interviewed around 4,500 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). Heck, he's 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, Jim travels regularly to foreign shores. In addition, Jim sings bass with the Choral Arts Ensemble in Portland.

Course Information

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

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then. You can use the links to the left to read descriptions of the courses listed below.


POLS 302 Parties and Elections

HUM 100 First Year Seminar

POLS 345 International Political Economy