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Moore Named Associate Dean of Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts

moore.jpgBOONE–Nina-Jo Moore, a professor of communication at Appalachian State University, has been named associate dean of the university’s College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Moore succeeds Pat Reighard who has returned to full-time teaching in Appalachian’s Department of Communication. She will deal with student issues, consolidate the college’s scholarship program, maintain contact with the college’s alumni and organize college functions, such as commencement.

“Dr. Moore has great communication skills, particularly in small group settings. Her strong organizational skills and her ability to take on diverse projects and bring them to completion makes her the perfect choice for this position,” said College of Fine and Applied Arts Dean Mark Estepp.

Moore joined the communication faculty at Appalachian in 1987. She also has held teaching posts at the University of Richmond, Louisiana State University, and the Columbia, Md., and Inverness, Fla., public schools.

Moore earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, a M.A. from the University of Georgia and a B.A. from the University of South Florida.

Moore edits “The Forensic,” the journal of Pi Kappa Delta National Honorary (society) for Forensics.

She received the T. Earle Johnson-Edwin Paget Distinguished Service Award from the Southern States Communication Association in 2002 for service to the profession, an Outstanding Teaching Award from the UNC Board of Governors for 1997-98 and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Southern States Communication Association for the 1996-97 academic year.

Moore has coordinated a summer study abroad program with the University of Gdansk and led study abroad trips to Poland, was an International Scholar for the Office of International Programs and the Department of Communication at the College of Communication and Media in Warsaw.

She administered Appalachian’s debate/forensics program from 1987-91.

Locally, she is an active member of the Boone Lions Club, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, the National Episcopal Cursillo Movement and the Appalachian State University Senior Scholars program.

She co-authored with Mark L. Hickson III and Don W. Stacks “Nonverbal Communication: Studies and Applications” published by Roxbury Press, and co-authored with Deborah Brunson “Pedagogy and Process: Linking Two Diversity and Communication Courses Through Interactive Television” published in Greenwood Press’s “Collaborative Endeavors with Interactive Technologies: A Communication Perspective.”

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