Teresa R. Taylor-Moore, PhD
College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Teresa R. Taylor-Moore is an Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. She holds her PhD in Mass Communication/Speech Communication from The University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from The University of New Orleans, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Speech Communication from The University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Taylor-Moore has taught in higher education since 2000. She has served on the faculty at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Mississippi State University, Tougaloo College, and Jackson State University, and as an adjunct for Tulane University and Belhaven University. In 2007, she began instructing online for the Communication Department at Kaplan University.
Dr. Taylor-Moore has taught courses in public speaking, introduction to communication, introduction to mass communication, communication theory, persuasion, media law, media ethics, business communication, communication and conflict, and other special topics. She also has a variety of research interests ranging from mediated portrayals of women in television, the effect of mediated technologies on interpersonal communication, and communication in the online environment.
Dr. Taylor-Moore encourages prospective students interested in the Communications field to strongly consider Ashford, saying, “In order to be successful in whatever it is you wish to do in your personal or professional life, you must be able to effectively communicate with yourself and with others.” She believes that, “Education is a journey that will expand your horizons, widen your borders, and increase your altitude. You will be amazed by the things you will see, the people you will meet, and the knowledge that you obtain.” Dr. Taylor-Moore was born and raised in Brandon, MS where her parents still reside. She and her husband live in nearby Richland, MS.