Biography"Education is a journey that will expand your horizons, widen your borders, and increase your altitude."
Dr. Teresa R. Taylor Moore is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Journalism and Mass Communication program in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. She holds her 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 encourages prospective students interested in the communications field to strongly consider Ashford, saying, “Many people have had great ideas that have changed the world. Many others have had great ideas that remain only that – ideas. It is only those ideas that are effectively communicated that become a reality. 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 lives in central Mississippi, and in her spare time she takes pleasure in baking, writing, traveling, and spending time with her husband and family.