Associate Professor of Education
Areas of expertiseMulticulturalism/Culturally Responsive Teaching; Differentiated Instruction for diverse populations; Early Childhood Best Practices
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
August 2006 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Education
• Presidential appointment to Cargill Endowed Professorship
• Teach undergraduate courses in early childhood, special education and general education,
• Supervise field-based and student teachers in Georgetown and surrounding areas
• Develop course content, structure and select textbooks and supplemental reading materials,
• Research and write for scholarly publication, and
• Supervise student research, as well as co-research with students.
• Appointed as a Cargill Endowed Professor
• Twenty-two (22) years of higher education experience, including undergraduate and graduate-level
teaching, collaborative research with students and colleagues.
• Twenty-two (22) years of experience supervising student teachers and field-based students,
• Six years (6) of public school elementary and early childhood teaching experience with two years
as a student teacher cooperating teacher and two years as grade-level team leader,
• Three (3) years of experience as a local evaluator for a state and federally funded Even Start Program,
• Principalship experience with elementary/middle school personnel and students,
• Keynote Speaker - Various Professional Institutions and Organizations
• Experience developing and implementing education curricula, and
• In-service teacher training and consultation.
• Member of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Advisory Board (Federal Appointment)
PhD, The University of Texas at Austin 1997
MEd, The University of Texas at Austin 1990
BSEd, Huston-Tillotson University 1988
I believe that students flourish when their needs are met and I use my instructional strategies to meet those needs. In order to model best practice strategies in for my students, I use these strategies when I teach. I believe that these strategies promote student participation, a learning community, and focus on various learning styles of the students. Strategies I utilize are: group discussions, cooperative learning, interactive lectures, multimedia materials, instructional technology, Think-Pair-Share, small group activities, assigned and selected group configurations, mini lessons, brainstorming, and kinesthetic, visual, aural, and tactile activities. I model these strategies and ask students to develop lesson plans and other activities that are specific strategy based. In addition, I also use a variety of learning techniques to reinforce concepts taught. Students are given assignments that focus on creativity, critical thinking, and their cognitive, behavioral and affective development. I use this combination of techniques because I believe that you should educate the whole student. This holistic approach features elements that stimulate the mind, heart, and psyche. Another component related to my instructional strategies, is the element of constructivism. Constructivism focuses on the student being able to make meaning for the environment, in this case, the materials that I present in class for assignments. Students are expected to use some discovery and/or inquiry techniques to find the pieces to a concept puzzle. This strategy is used in all of my classes and allows students to be autonomous in their personal learning sequence. Course requirements are also varied. I use a variety of activities to inspire and foster learning. Some activities I utilize are lectures, multimedia presentations, group presentations, field-based learning experiences, and storytelling, to name a few.
• The Child and the Curriculum (Introduction to Early Childhood Education)
• Instructional Strategies (Developed course; Implemented Fall 2008)
• Programs and Services
• Survey of Exceptionalities (Introduction to Special Education)
• Supervision of Student Teachers
• Early Childhood Intervention
• Classroom Organization and Management
• Cooperative Teaching and Collaborative Consultation
• Social Studies Methods
• School, Society and Diversity
• Race, Higher Education, And The African American Student (Independent Study)
• Black Feminist Fatherhood: The Changing Face of Fatherhood in America (Independent Study)
• Jamaica: An Educational Service Learning Journey
• Qualitative Research Methods in Education (Independent Study)
- The Sustainability of Culturally Responsive Teaching in White Teacher Praxis
- Perceptions of Preservice Teachers Regarding Culturally Responsive Teaching
- African American Students in Predominantly White Institutions (PWI)
- Race Matters: The Real World
Audiovisual and Electronic Media
Pearson, K., Interview of Moore, A.L. (2013). How Parents and Teachers Should Teach Children About Slavery. BlogHer Original Post. http://www.blogher.com/how-parents-and-teachers-should-teach-children-about-slavery
Books, Book Chapters & Book Forewords
Neal, L. I., Moore, A.L., and Militz-Frielink, S. (2016). Bras, Borders and Battlegrounds. Apprentice House.
Moore, A.L. and Neal, L.I., (2014), Keep on pushing: There will always be a next time, pp.5-8 in Sparking the Genius, Whitehead, K.W.,Apprentice House, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
Moore, A. L., and Neal, L. I. (2013). Foreword: Keep Pushing: There Will Always Be a Next Time. Carter G. Woodson Lecture 2013: Sparking the Genius, (pp. 1-5), Baltimore, MD: Apprentice House.
Moore, A.L., Armentrout, J. & Neal, L.I. (2007), Methods for Behavior, Classroom and School-wide Management, In Baca, L., Hoover, J. J., Klingner, J. & Patton, J. M. (Eds.), Methods for Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners, Merrill Publishing, Upper Saddle River , NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall. Bui, Y.,
Moore, A.L., & Neal, L. I. (2006), Cultural, Linguistic, & Instructional Diversity, In E. Meyen & Y. Bui (Eds.), Exceptional Children in Today's Schools: What Teachers Need to Know, Denver, CO: Love Publishing. Audiovisual and Electronic Media.
Journal Articles & Educaton Bulletins
Moore, A. L., Neal, L. I., (2016). The Crisis in Black Education. Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Black History Bulletin. Volume 79, No. 1.
Moore, A. L., Neal, L. I., (2015). Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories. Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Black History Bulletin. Volume 78, No. 2.
Moore, A. L., Neal, L. I., (2015). Social Justice: Evolution or Revolution. Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Black History Bulletin. Volume 78, No. 1.
Moore, A. L. Neal, L. I., (2005), Voices from the Past: Oral History Projects As a Teaching Tool. Journal of the New England League of Middle Schools.
Neal, L. I., Moore, A. L. (2004), Their Cries Went Up Together: The Board of Education Then and Now. Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 20, (1), 5-13.
Neal, L. I., Moore, A. L. (2003), When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Human Rights at the Core of the Social Studies Curriculum. Social Studies and the Young Learner,V15, (3).
Moore, A. L. (2002), African American Teachers' Decisions to Refer African American Students. The International Journal of Qualitative Research in Education, V15, (6). Book Chapters:
Neal, L. I., Moore, A. L. (2005). Digital storytelling presentation: The biography of Lucinda Todd, the first plaintiff in the Brown v. Board case.
Moore, A.L., & Neal, L. I. (2005). Multimedia narrative (interview): Brown v. Board: The challenges, experiences, thoughts, and emotions involved in the separate but equal struggle in Topeka, Kansas in the 1950s.
Seminars & Presentations
National & International Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations
Wise Whitehead, K., Militz-Frielink, S., Neal, L.I., Moore, A.L., & Lewis, R., (2016, October). Hallowed Grounds, 101st Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference, Richmond, VA
Wise Whitehead, K., Gist, C.D., Cross, K., Neal, L.I., Moore, A.L., & Lewis, R., (2016, October). Mothering in the Age of Activism, 101st Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference, Richmond, VA
Wise Whitehead, K., Gist, C.D., Gilbert, C., Neal, L.I., Moore, A.L., & Militz-Frielink, S., (2015, September). Sparking the Genius in Action: Exploring Woodson's legacy Through the Black History Bulletin, 100th Annual Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Neal, L.I., Moore, A.L. Militz-Frielink, S., Lewis, C., Jackson, J. (2014, November). Panel Discussion #4: The Effects of Media on Scholar Identity Development. International Conference on Urban Education. Montego Bay, Jamaica - West Indies.
Invited Keynote Speaker (Regional)
Moore-Hopkins, A. L. (2017, January), Education in Times of Crisis. Keynote address to be delivered at the New Hope Baptist Church - Annual Black History Month. Round Rock, Texas.
Moore, A. L. (2016, June), At the Crossroads of Equality: Paths to Liberation and Progress. Keynote address delivered at the Georgetown, Texas Community in celebration of Juneteenth. Georgetown, Texas.
Honors & Awards
- Cargill Endowed Professorship
- Exemplary Teaching Award from the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church
- Junior Sabbatical
- Cullen Faculty Development Grant
- Academic Advising Award
- Recipient of the Unity in Action Diversity Award
- Nominated for the Excellence in Academic Advising Award
Groups & Affiliations
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS2006 Member, National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators
Life Comprehensive Member, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
2005-Present Member, Association for the Study of African American Life and History
2003-Present Member-at large, Board of Directors, Texas Chapter, National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
1993-1994 Area Director, Kindergarten Teachers of Texas (KTOT)