Dr. Sharon E. Moore


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Dr. Sharon E. Moore is professor of social work at the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. She received her Ph.D. and MSW in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. Her authored works include “The Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies of African American Faculty Teaching at Predominantly White Institutions” which was published in a special issue of the Journal of African American Studies (JAAS) that she co-edited in 2008 that contained the most downloaded manuscripts in the history of the JAAS and in 2011 she also presented this paper at the Oxford Round Table at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England.

Her other works include, “Empowering young African American Males for the 21st century: A collaboration between a university and an African American church.”, ”Substance abuse treatment with adolescent African American males: Reality Therapy with an Afrocentric approach.”, “The ABC’s of tenure: What all African American faculty should know” and the texts Dilemmas of Black Faculty at U.S. Predominantly White Institutions: Issues in the Post-Multicultural Era by Mellen Press and Social Work Practice with Culturally Diverse People by Sage.

In 2007 she was awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars Program. In 1997 she was awarded a grant by the J.M. Hopwood Charitable Trust to attend a service learning project in Xi’an, China where she taught English as a second language to students at the Xi’an International University and also participated in a study tour of Madrid and Toledo, Spain. She was awarded the Presidential Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award by the University Of Louisville in 2004 for outstanding work in the area of teaching human diversity. Her teaching interests are Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Work Practice and Human Diversity.  In 2006 she became only the second African American to become a full professor at the Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work since the program began in 1939.