Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communication / Speech Communication, University of Southern Mississippi

Master of Arts in Mass Communication, University of New Orleans

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi

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Teresa Taylor-Moore

Teresa R. Taylor Moore, PhD

College of Liberal Arts


"Education is a journey that will expand your horizons, widen your borders, and increase your altitude."

Dr. Taylor Moore is an Associate Professor and Program Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication at Ashford University. She has a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of 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 serving as a faculty member at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Mississippi State University, Tougaloo College, and Jackson State University. She also served as an adjunct professor for Tulane University-Madison 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 lives in central Mississippi, and in her spare time she takes pleasure in baking, writing, traveling, and spending time with her husband and family.

Currently, Dr. Taylor Moore is working on two projects: "Impacting Student Retention and Academic Achievement in Online Education Using Multimedia Interactive Tools" in which she is acting as Principal Investigator, and "Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Technology: A Comparative Study of YouSeeU Integration in Oral Communication," where she is Co-investigator.