Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., currently serves as Director of Diversity at Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Moore received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa. Dr. Moore is an ex-student athlete and remains committed to the influence of athletics and academics in the lives of all students.
Prior to that, Dr. Moore was Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Intercultural Life at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He is responsible for overall programs, budget and operations within the Intercultural Life Center, which serves to provide students with activities and presentations about complex issues effecting college life. As Assistant Dean of Students, Dr. Moore’s duties range from discipline, recruiting and day-to-day small college operations. Before coming to Cornell College, Dr. Moore was a Teaching Assistant and Adjunct Instructor at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa and at Cornell College in Mount Vernon Iowa. As Teaching Assistant, Dr. Moore was responsible for teaching the course Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher at each institution. Dr. Moore had full responsibility for the meeting of classes, planning and conducting class sessions, evaluating student work and assigning grades for the respective institutions.
Previously, Dr. Moore was a motivational speaker, Camp Counselor and Coach for the Loras College All-Sport Camp for four summers. As counselor, Dr. Moore supervised and coached students, ages 7-14, in developing skills in a variety of sports and activities. He organized, presented and facilitated diversity training, nutrition and self-esteem development sessions. During the 1996-1997 school year, Dr. Moore served as Hall Director and supervised a staff of seven Resident Assistants also at Loras College. As Hall Director he dealt with discipline problems and policy violations. He also developed programs and activities, balanced financial accounts and filed facility reports for the resident’s hall. Dr. Moore also served as an Assistant Football Coach for the Loras Duhawks during the seasons of ’93, ’94 and ’95. Dr. Moore coached the quarterbacks and recruited athletes from the Florida area.
“I have worked with Eddie Moore for many years and I have never found anyone who can convey the message of tolerance and understanding in the way he does. Eddie is able to develop an awesome rapport with students/audiences of all ages. Eddie has successfully worked with students individually and in large group, in both settings they come away with a different perspective on culture and diversity issues than when they first arrived. Eddie is not afraid to challenge his students/audiences in their thinking and he does so in a positive way. I would strongly recommend America & Moore to any organization who is interested in improving relations and climate amongst their employers and stakeholders.”
Steve Goodall, Anamosa High School
In 1996, Dr. Moore developed and maintains a growing and thriving Multicultural Diversity Consulting and Research Team: ‘America & MOORE, Research & Consulting’. The team, which consists of several on-call presenters, in addition to Mr. Moore, has given interactive and motivating presentations to students from grade K through post secondary levels. Presentations have also been given to parents, community members and organizations, city and state government employees throughout Iowa. The presentations focus on issues of diversity, race relations, community, stereotypes and self-esteem. This challenging presentation leaves participants with constructive questions about their personal beliefs, prejudices and biases. Included within the session is information and discussion on various issues preventing peaceful human relations and ‘white privilege’.
Dr. Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon Iowa, in Political Science. He also received his teaching certification from the University of Florida in Gainesville Florida. He received his Masters of Arts in Educational Administration from Loras College in Dubuque Iowa. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) at the University of Iowa in Iowa City Iowa in Social Foundations in Education.
Dr. Moore is also actively involved in community work along with his academic responsibilities. He worked at the Broadway Neighborhood Center in Iowa City, Iowa. While there he met with Junior and Senior High students attending the local community center on weekends. He held educational sessions, arranged for the students to attend local community events and maintained a student-recycling program. Dr. Moore also developed and conducted a parent involvement group for the Prescott Headstart Program in Dubuque, Iowa. Issues developed included parenting and educational issues such as spanking, Ritalin, relationships and gift giving. Dr. Moore has also worked with adolescent students attending an after-school-program funded by Substance Abuse Services Center. Dr. Moore developed various topics affecting teens today. Those issues included the “nigger” word, job skills and applications, love and abstinence, race relations, academic achievement, Black history, social skills and mannerisms.
Dr. Moore has taken his message to national and international conferences and college and university organizations. A list of conference presentations would include FINE: First in the Nation In Education, Iowa’s Educational Research Foundation, AERA: American Education Research Association, in ’99, AESA, in ’98, and NCORE: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in ’00. A listing of college presentations would include School-to-Work Graduations, Des Moines Area Community College; Luther College, Decorah Iowa; the College-Bound Program, Iowa State, Ames Iowa; Mount Mercy, Cedar Rapids Iowa; and Saturday Scholars, Chicago. Dr. Moore gave sessions at the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference, in Miami, Florida, 2004. Dr. Moore has also been invited to be keynote speaker for MLK celebrations in Fayette Iowa in ’96; Fort Madison Iowa in ’99, ‘02 and in Dubuque Iowa in ’97, ’00 and Kirkwood Community College in ‘02. As Hall Director at Loras in 1995-1996, Dr. Moore organized and facilitated a series of forums and panel discussions for the college and surrounding community covering the topics of affirmative action, interracial dating, flag burning, women and minorities in higher education, religion, gender/color and race relations.
“Dr Moore is an exceptional leader and compassionate advocate in changing thinking in regards to diversity issues. His passion to deliver a message of hope for a society of young people who seek kindness and respect for all people is amazing. I will continue to look forward to working with Dr. Moore in his mission to make changes in our culture because of my deep regard for him as a professional and as a trusted friend.”
Jim Jelinske, Owner, Creative Education Services
Recognized for his ability to motivate students of all ages into action, Dr. Moore continues to be invited to teach and speak locally, nationally and internationally on issues related to diversity, cultural competency, self-esteem enhancement (www.eddiemoorejr.com). He is a life-long learner as he works to maximize and sharpen his expanding knowledge base and experiences. Dr. Moore is presently an active member of Brothers of the Academy (BOTA). This is an organization of young African American males across the nation in higher education. The organization focuses on issues of recruiting and retaining students, staff and faculty of color in higher education. Dr. Moore maintains an energetic, positive and caring attitude professionally, spiritually and as a private citizen.
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“I have known and worked with Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. for many years and recognize him as a smart, creative, visionary, and effective leader in the areas of racial justice and white privilege, multicultural and diversity issues, youth leadership development, and social justice education. He is an invaluable resource and "go to" person for projects, trainings, talks, and consulting in these areas.”
Paul Kivel, Violence Prevention Educator