James R Moore, Ed.D
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 328
 Phone: 216-687-4606
 Fax: 687-5379
 Email: J.MOORE2@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 328, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Islam and public education, race and ethnicity, multicultural education, global issues, religion in social education, interdisciplinary social studies education, civic education, The First Amendment and social studies
 
Education:
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies Education, Florida International University, 2002
M.A., Social Studies Education, Florida International University, 1990
B.S., Social Studies Education, Florida International University, 1982
 
Brief Bio:
      Dr. James Moore taught high school social studies courses (world history, geography, law studies, and American government) for 22 years in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Dr. Moore earned his doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies Education from F.I.U. in 2002. Dr. Moore's doctoral dissertation, entitled "School Segregation and Educational Performance In A Multicultural Society: The Case of Miami-Dade County,Florida" was directed by Dr. Ralph S. Clem, Dr. Steven Fain, and Dr. M. Farouk. Dr. Moore was inspired to obtain a doctorate degree by his mentor Dr. Ralph Clem, a professor emeritus of geography and Russian studies at F.I.U. Ralph Clem had a profound impact on Dr. Moore's interests in international relations and geography. Steve Fain played a major role in influencing Dr. Moore's interests in education, specifically curriculum and instruction. Finally, the late Dr. Jan L. Tucker, a nationally renowned leader in global education, played a key role in Dr. Moore's commitment to improving global and international education in K-12 social studies courses.

     Professor Moore's educational philosophy is based on essentialism--a solid knowledge base in history, geography, political science, global issues,and economics is the foundation of excellent teaching in social studies--and a strong commitment to developing civic virtutes in students. Character education, prudent decision-making skills, and civic participation are at the heart of democratic social studies, and a viable democracy requires a virtuous citizenry to function effectively.

     Dr. Moore was an adjunct lecturer in International Relations for 10 years (1992-2002) at Florida International University (F.I.U). His courses examined current global issues, such as world hunger, population trends, and ethnicity,nationality, and religious conflicts. In addition, Dr. Moore was an assistant high school football coach for 15 years (Head Coach: Jim Kroll)and successful football programs have implications for education: direct instruction, active participation, assessment based on performance,very high discipline standards, an emphasis on competition and cooperation, and the development of virtues needed for a successful life and career.

     Dr. Moore joined the CSU faculty (College of Education and Human Services) in the fall of 2004 and teaches social studies methods courses, diversity in educational settings, and introduction to geography at CSU. Dr. Moore is very interested in political geography,international politics, global education, national identity, incorporating art and music into social studies courses,and teaching about religion, specifically Islam, in high school social studies courses. Professor Moore travels to Europe,Russia, and China for personal and professional enrichment, frequently visits Cleveland's excellent museums, Playhouse Square, and is a fan of all of Cleveland's pro sports teams.
 
Honors and Awards:
2009 Faculty Merit Award for Research and Teaching
2012 Faculty Merit Award for Teaching
2014 Faculty Merit Award for Research and Teaching
 
Creative and Activities:
Dr. Moore asserts that social studies must be interdisciplinary and incorporate all of the social sciences, as well as the humanities, math, and natural sciences into middle and secondary social studies courses. Thus, Dr. Moore creates social studies lessons that are relevant to contemporary issues. For example, "Sugar: America's Deadliest White Powder" is designed to show the historical, economic, political, geographic, sociological, global, the health aspects of the production, distribution, and consumption of sugar.
It is important that American citizens view all goods and services from a holistic and global perspective. In addition, Dr. Moore designs lesson plans for teachers regarding racism and discrimination -- critical issues throughout the U.S. and the world. Finally, Dr. Moore has fostered partnerships with the Federal Reserve Bank's Learning Center and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
 
Research Interests:
    Professor Moore's current research focuses on restoring civility in public discourse; teaching about Islam and other religions in public schools; the role of ethnicity in global education; current global education issues (population and world hunger); and incorporating music and art into social studies. Currently, Dr. Moore is researching social studies education and its relationship to the First Amendment and academic freedom. This research is centered on teaching about religion and other controversial disciplines and issues. Currently, "hate speech" codes pose a threat to freedom of expression on American college campuses and K-12 schools and some are advocating for blasphemy laws in the United States that would punish individuals for criticizing religions. Dr. Moore has presented 25 peer-reviewed papers at major conferences, such as the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the National Middle School Association, the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC), and the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).
 
Teaching Areas:
Dr. Moore has taught the following courses:

EDC 300 --     Diversity in Educational Settings
EDS 316 --     Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools
EDM 316 --     Teaching Social Studies in Middle Schools
HIS 200 --     Introduction to Geography
EDB 604 --     Social Issues in Education (Graduate Course)

Dr. Moore taught EDB 604 (Social Issues in Education) during the Spring, 2013 term. This graduate course will examine NCLB and is consequences, residential and school segregation, The First Amendment and academic freedom, equal educational opportunties, poverty,the adverse consequences of out-of-wedlock births and family disintegration,the "cultural wars" among liberals, conservatives, and others, the popular culture (music, TV, movies) and its impact on K-12 students, and vital family issues that impact student achievement, behaviors, attitudes, and aspirations. Dr. Moore also provides independent studies courses for social studies students.
 
Professional Affiliations:
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC)
National Middle School Association (NMSA)
Cleveland Council for World Affairs: Education Advisory Board
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Education Advisory Council
National Social Science Association (NSSA)
 
Professional Experience:
Teaching in the Miami-Dade County public schools -- the nation's fourth largest public school system -- provided Dr. Moore with a wealth of experience in dealing with racial, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Teaching in both urban and suburban schools presents challenges and rewards; poverty, as well as family problems and different cultural values and behaviors, are important variables in influencing educational performance. Dr. Moore's 22 years of experience informs his university teaching as he attempts to prepare CSU students to become effective educators.
 
University Service:
Dr. Moore serves as the coordinator for EDC 300 (Diversity in Educational Settings) and as co-coordinator of the Secondary Program. As of the fall of 2012, Dr. Moore is a member of the Doctoral Affairs Committee, The Teacher Education Council (TEC), and the Teacher Education Advisory Council.In addition, Dr. Moore has served on the Faculty Senate, four faculty search committees, often proctors the comprehensive exams for graduate students,and advises students preparing for social studies teaching positions.
 
Professional Service:
Dr. Moore has offered several seminars preparing special education teachers to be highly qualified in government; presented, in conjunction with several other CSU professors, a 32 hour seminar on global education; and lectured on "Islam and American Society" at the Intown Club in 2008. In addition, Dr. Moore offered a seminar in using art to teach social studies topics at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2009. In the summer of 2011, Dr. Moore served as Program Coordinator for the "Teaching About the Holocaust" seminar offered by the The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In addition,Dr. Moore supervises two student teachers every spring semester. Dr. Moore supervises social studies interns during each spring term.
 
Community Service:
Dr. Moore works closely with the Cleveland Council for World Affairs and the Federal Reserve bank of Cleveland. Global and economic education are vital to America's economic stability and national interests; therefore, it is important to expose citizens to a high quality education in economic literacy and international relations.