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Jim Moore, PhD
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.
POLS 180 | US in World Affairs
POLS 498 | Senior Seminar and Thesis I
POLS 306 | Presidency and Congress
POLS 340 | Security, Rights, and Globalization
POLS 499 | Senior Seminar and Thesis II
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. in World Affairs, 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 is writing a biography of Vic Atiyeh, Oregon's governor from 1979-1987. Atiyeh was the country's first Arab-American governor, he laid the ground for Oregon's high tech industry, and he was the last Republican to hold the gubernatorial office.
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 KOPB (91.5 FM) and KXL radio (101.1 FM), all in Portland.
He also reads and speaks several languages from around the Mediterranean.
Recent Media Appearances
He has been interviewed over six thousand times since 1991. Look for his analysis in articles in newspapers throughout the Pacific Northwest, on NPR and Portland's KOPB radio, KXL 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). With his wife, he travels regularly to foreign shores.
Oregon Business magazine profiles the highly regarded political pundit in its January 2017 edition.
The director of the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation has discussed the resignation of Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber to various news media outlets.