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DR. KELLY MOORE

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTIONAL PROFESSOR


3041-B McCarty D
(352) 273-3508 |kmon913@ufl.edu

DR. KELLY MOORE

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTIONAL PROFESSOR


3041-B McCarty D
(352) 273-3508 |kmon913@ufl.edu

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Kelly Moore’s primary responsibilities in the department include teaching and advising. She teaches undergraduate courses in community perspectives and research methods. Kelly is also a member of the Diversity Committee. 

Kelly has been part of the FYCS family since she was an undergraduate in the department. She completed her B.S. and M.S. degrees in FYCS and a Ph.D. in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, also at UF. Her dissertation research focused on how eating behaviors impact the way individuals evaluate themselves and others. Prior to her position as a Lecturer, Kelly was the Program Assistant for the Florida Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program. 

Kelly also currently engages in research in Haiti with IFAS Global. The research focuses on increasing adoption of agricultural technologies that will improve food security in the region. Her role on the project includes developing research instruments and analyzing data.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research currently addresses efforts in higher education to create a learning environment that is effective and appropriate for all students. Creating a campus community that encourages all students to be active learners and engaged citizens is currently at the forefront of higher education. Drawing from various learning theories and social identity theory, my research focuses on understanding how an increased institutional focus on integrating diversity into teaching affects classroom participation and the learning process, while taking into consideration the interaction effect between campus culture and student identities. There is also increased attention to developing learning experiences that enhance students’ ability to address complex problems in diverse communities after graduation. My research seeks to understand the effectiveness of various practices designed with this goal in mind in terms of students’ motivation and ability to address these problems. Much of my research is carried out with the assistance of undergraduate researchers. In addition to exploring my own research interests, I am open to investigating areas in which students express an interest as well. My research concentrates on:

  • Community
  • Identity
  • Higher Education
  • Diversity
  • Multiculturalism

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Kelly Moore’s primary responsibilities in the department include teaching and advising. She teaches undergraduate courses in community perspectives and research methods. Kelly is also a member of the Diversity Committee. 

Kelly has been part of the FYCS family since she was an undergraduate in the department. She completed her B.S. and M.S. degrees in FYCS and a Ph.D. in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, also at UF. Her dissertation research focused on how eating behaviors impact the way individuals evaluate themselves and others. Prior to her position as a Lecturer, Kelly was the Program Assistant for the Florida Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program. 

Kelly also currently engages in research in Haiti with IFAS Global. The research focuses on increasing adoption of agricultural technologies that will improve food security in the region. Her role on the project includes developing research instruments and analyzing data.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research currently addresses efforts in higher education to create a learning environment that is effective and appropriate for all students. Creating a campus community that encourages all students to be active learners and engaged citizens is currently at the forefront of higher education. Drawing from various learning theories and social identity theory, my research focuses on understanding how an increased institutional focus on integrating diversity into teaching affects classroom participation and the learning process, while taking into consideration the interaction effect between campus culture and student identities. There is also increased attention to developing learning experiences that enhance students’ ability to address complex problems in diverse communities after graduation. My research seeks to understand the effectiveness of various practices designed with this goal in mind in terms of students’ motivation and ability to address these problems. Much of my research is carried out with the assistance of undergraduate researchers. In addition to exploring my own research interests, I am open to investigating areas in which students express an interest as well. My research concentrates on:

  • Community
  • Identity
  • Higher Education
  • Diversity
  • Multiculturalism