Biography and Vita
Bob Moore is Professor in the Department of Communications at Elizabethtown College (PA,) one of its largest departments which offers a B.A. degree in Corporate Communications (Public Relations or Marketing Communications) and Mass Communication. He has held this position since 1983 and was chair (except for a brief period) from 1983-2001. Recent accomplishments include the establishment of an emphasis in International Communication with grants to create courses, secure resource materials, invite speakers and fund a Fulbright Scholar in Residence; a degree program for Southern African mid-career journalists enrolling professionals from five countries, and he co-authored a grant to establish a program in Civic Journalism. He has conducted a pilot digital video interactive distance learning course with journalists in Swaziland and completed a national standards and accreditation program for journalists in Namibia.
He is the author of: Keeping Your Ears To The Ground: A Journalist’s Guide To Citizen Participation In The News (2003); The Political Reality of Freedom of the Press in Zambia (1992); Electronic News Gathering: Structure, Form and Production (1991); and the Manual for Video Production: Techniques and Operations (1986). He has also authored chapters on various topics: "The Capstone Course" (2004) in Assessing Media Education: A Resource for Educators and Administrators; "Broadcast Writing" (2003) in Information Gathering And Writing For The Media; "Technology in the Classroom": Using Internet Media to Deliver a Journalism Course to Swaziland (1999) in Advances in Multimedia and Distance Education; "Experiential Learning Programs" (1998) in Leadership in Times of Change: A Handbook For Communication And Media Administrators; and "The Capstone Course" (1994) in Assessing Communication Education. Dr. Moore served as president of the Communications Administrators of PA and the International Association of Business Communicators for two terms each. He served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication for two terms and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for the Study of Education and Evaluation in Southern Africa. He is an active participant in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the International Communications Association, and the Broadcast Education Association. Dr. Moore has traveled Sub-Saharan Africa extensively as an AmPart for USIA and the Department of State and has consulted with numerous educational institutions and media and public relations groups in that region.
Dr. Moore was named a 2003 Fulbright Scholar to Namibia as Professor of Media Technology at the Polytechnic of Namibia. He was also a 1990-91 Fulbright Scholar to Zambia as Professor of Mass Communication at its University and the Zambia Institute of Mass Communication. He was the recipient of the 1987 IABC Communicator of the Year Award, listed in the International Who's Who in Education and awarded several faculty fellowships by the International Radio and Television Society to attend their annual seminars.
Dr. Moore holds an Ed. D. in Communication Technology and Higher Education Curriculum and Instruction from West Virginia University. He has earned an M.S. in Mass Communication and Educational Media from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. An undergraduate degree in English, Speech and Communication was earned at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.