Robert Moore, Ph.D.
Rob Moore received his Ph.D. in Sociology and his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He retains membership in the Pennsylvania Bar as a non-practicing attorney. He teaches several courses, including Law and Social Policy; Sociology of Law; Sociology of Work; Classes and Power in American Society; Sociology of Appalachia; Philadelphia in Black and White; Social Problems, and Introductory Sociology. During the 2007-2008 academic year, Moore is serving as Acting Chair of the Sociology Department.
His interests include labor and employment law; issues in higher education; the growth of the contingent labor force; social inequality, and race relations. Dr. Moore integrates his teaching, research, and service interests in order to maximize the learning experience of his students. His Sociology of Appalachia class, for example, is also linked to his frequent participation in the Appalachian Experience, a weeklong service immersion experience in which hundreds of students devote their spring break to serving individuals and families in economically depressed areas of Appalachia. His Philadelphia in Black and White course grew out of an interest in the impact of race on social relations throughout the history of Philadelphia. This course combines classroom experience with an African-American history walking tour of Center City, and visits to museums.
Moore has authored three book chapters, as well as articles in various venues. He has won awards for teaching and service, and in 2004, he won the University Wide Justice Award.
Ph.D.& J.D. Sociology, State University of New York at Buffalo
Faculty Expert Profile
Expertise: Labor and Employment Law, Unions, Collective Bargaining, Work in General