Mel Moore

ProfessorMel Moore

Ph.D., University of Washington

Telephone: (970) 351-2100

E-mail: mel.moore@unco.edu

Office: Candelaria 2048

After finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Washington, Prof. Moore did post-doctoral work at Indiana University. Her interests include Family, Social Psychology and Quantitative Methodology.

Her numerous articles and presentations cover a variety of subjects, including juvenile delinquency, gender discrimination, teaching practices, applied research, and parenting perspectives.  Her current research addresses creating communities and an ethnographic analysis of community characters.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
  • SOC 120 Introduction to Family Studies
  • SOC 324 Issues in the Family
  • SOC 332 Social Psychology
  • SOC 493 Practicum in Family Studies

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Social Psychology
  • Family
  • Research Methods

RESEARCH AREAS/INTERESTS

  • Everyday interactions
  • Communities
  • Value Transmissions
  • Family Dynamics

PUBLICATIONS

                Juried
    • Moore, Mel. “Investing Communities.” In G. Barnett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (forthcoming).
    • Moore, Mel. “Adult Only Communities.” In G. Barnett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (forthcoming).
    • Moore, Mel. “Alaska: State, Country, City and Coral Social Networks.” In G. Barnett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (forthcoming).
    • Moore, Mel. 2011. “RESEARCH PROPOSAL.” Essay publishes in TRAILS: Teaching Resource and Innovation Library for Sociology. Originally published 2004 in Research Methods, edited by K. Mulvey. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. (http://trails.asanet.org)
    • Moore, Mel. 2011. “SOCIAL RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS.”  Essay publishes in TRAILS: Teaching Resource and Innovations Library for Sociology. Originally published 2004 in Research Methods, edited by K. Mulvey. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.
    • Moore, Mel. 2011 “RESEARCH PROJECT.”  Essay publishes in TRAILS: Teaching Resource and Innovations Library for Sociology. Originally published 2004 in Research Methods, edited by K. Mulvey. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.
      (http://trails.asanet.org)
    • Moore, Mel. 2011 “APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH.” Essay publishes in TRAILS: Teaching Resource and Innovations Library for Sociology. Originally published 2004 in Research Methods, edited by K. Mulvey. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.
      (http://trails.asanet.org)
    • Moore, Mel. “SOCIAL RESEARCH.”  Essay publishes in TRAILS: Teaching Resource and Innovations Library for Sociology. Originally published 2004 in Research Methods, edited by K. Mulvey. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.
      (http://trails.asanet.org)
    • Moore, Mel. 2011. “STUDY AIDS FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH.”  Essay publishes in TRAILS: Teaching Resource and Innovations Library for Sociology. Originally published 2004 in Research Methods, edited by K. Mulvey. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.
      (http://trails.asanet.org)
    • Moore, Mel. 2011. “THOUGHT QUESTIONS.”  Essay publishes in TRAILS: Teaching  Resource and Innovations Library for Sociology. Originally published 2004 in Research Methods, edited by K. Mulvey. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.
      (http://trails.asanet.org)
    • Hatten, Patrycia and Mel Moore. 2010.  “Police Officer Perceptions of a Victim Services Program.”  Journal of Applied Social Science, 4 (2): 17-24.
    • Moore, Mel. 2010 “SOCIAL STATISTICS.” Essay published in TRAILS: Teaching Resource and Innovations Library for Sociology. Originally published 2000 in Social Statistics: Syllabi and Teaching Materials, edited by C. Line. Washington DC: American Sociological
      Association.  (http://trails.asanet.org).
    • Moore, Mel. 2009. Intimidad (Producers: David Redmon and Ashley Sabin).  Teaching Sociology, 37 (1): 115-116.
    • Moore, Mel.  2009. “Parenting Practices of Middle Class Lesbian Couples.” National Social Science Journal, 33 (1): 75-84.
    • Moore, Mel.  2008.  “Gender.” In Lecture Ideas for Courses On the Family, Belmont, CA: Thomas Wadsworth, 24-25.
    • Moore, Melanie. 2007.  “Children in Need of Services.” In L.L. Finley (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 35.
    • Moore, Melanie. 2007. “Safe and Drug Free School (and Communities) Act.” In L.L. Finley (Ed.).  Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 224
    • Moore, Melanie.  2007. “Children’s Defense Fund.” In L.L. Finley (Ed.).  Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 36-37
    • Moore, Melanie. 2006. “Social Statistics.” In R. McDonald (Ed.), Social Statistics: Syllabi and Instructional Materials, Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association, 2: 175-177
    • Moore, Melanie. 2004. “Research Methods.” In K. Mulvey (Ed.), Research Methods, Washington D.C: American Sociological Association, 5: 93-104
    • Moore, Melanie. 2004. “Gil Richard Musolf’s Structure and Agency in Everyday Life. Teaching Sociology, 32: 247-249
    • Moore, Melanie. 2003. “Norway.” World Press Encyclopedia, Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Group, 2: 686-694
    • Moore, Melanie. 2003. “Sweden.”  World Press Encyclopedia, Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Group, 2: 891-900
    • Moore, Melanie. 2002. Steven P. Dandaneau’s taking it big: Developing Sociological Consciousness in Postmodern Times. Teaching Sociology, 30: 127-128
    • Moore, Melanie. 2002. “Norway.” World Education Encyclopedia, Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Group, 2: 997-1005
    • Moore, Melanie.  2000. John Scanzoni’s Designing Families: The search for self and community in the information age. Teaching Sociology, 28: 172-173
    • Moore, Melanie. 2000. “Alfred Kinsey.” The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, Taylor and Francis, 7-10
    • Moore, Melanie. 2000. “Lesbianism.” The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, Taylor and Francis, 190-194.
    • Moore, Melanie. 2000. “Research Methods.” In K. Mulvey (Ed.) Research Methods Course Syllabi, Assignments and Projects. Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association.
    • Moore, Melanie. 2000. “Social Statistics.” In C. Line (Ed.), Social Statistics: Syllabi and Teaching Materials, Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1999. “Value Structure and Priorities of Three Generations of Japanese Americans.” Sociological Spectrum, 19: 119-132
    • Moore, Melanie and Richard Trahan. 1998. “Tenure Status and Grading Practices.” Sociological Perspectives, 41: 775-781
    • Moore, Melanie Philip Blumstein, and Pepper Schwartz. 1998. “The Power of Motherhood: A Contextual Evaluation of Family Resources.” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 26: 111-117
    • Moore, Melanie. 1998. Mary B. Harris’ School Experiences of Gay and Lesbian Youth. SSSP Review, 29: 47-48
    • Moore, Melanie. 1998. Richard A. Mackey, Bernard A. O’Brien, and Eileen F. Mackey’s Gay and Lesbian Couples: Voices from Lasting Relationships. Journal of Marriage and the Family,  60: 1042-1043.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1998. Anne Haas Dyson’s Writing Superheroes: Contemporary Childhood, Popular Culture and Classroom Literacy. Contemporary Sociology, 27: 276-277
    • Moore, Melanie and Richard Trahan. 1998. “Evaluating a reading about gender: Does sex of  author matter?” Psychological Reports, 82: 247-253
    • Moore, Melanie. 1997. “Student Resistance to Course Content: Reactions to the Gender of the Messenger.” Teaching Sociology, 25: 128-133
    • Moore, Melanie. 1997. “Course Syllabi for Research Methods.” In K. P. Mulvey (Ed.) Research Methods Courses: Syllabi, Assignments, and Projects, Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association.
    • Moore, Melanie and Richard Trahan. 1997. “Biased and Political: Student perceptions of females teaching about gender.” College Student Journal, 31: 434-444.
    • Thornberry, Terence P., Melanie Moore and Rick L. Christianson. 1996. “The effect of dropping out of high school on subsequent criminal behavior.” In R.J. Mutchnick and Bruce L.  Berg, Research Methods for the Social Sciences, Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
    •  Moore, Melanie. 1996. “Paper topics for family.” In G. Macheski, K.S. Lowney and T. Meyers (Eds.), Teaching about Family: A Collection of Syllabi, Projects, and Class Materials.  Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association.
    • Thornberry, Terence P., Melanie Moore and Rick L. Christianson. 1996. “The effect of dropping out of high school on subsequent criminal behavior.” In J. Weiss, R. D. Crutchfield and G.S. Bridges, Readings: Juvenile Delinquency (Volume 2 of crime and Society), Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, 87-89.
    • Gillmore, Mary Rogers, J. David Hawkins, Richard F. Catalano, Jr., L. Edward Day, Melanie Moore and Robert Abbott. 1991. “The Structure of problem behaviors in preadolescence.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical psychology, 59: 499-506.
    • Thornberry, Terence P., Melanie Moore and Rick L. Christianson. 1991. “The effect of dropping out of high school on subsequent criminal behavior.” In R. J. Berger (Ed.), The Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency, Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 220-239
    • Thornberry, Terence P., Melanie Moore and Rick L. Christianson. 1985. “The effect of dropping out of high school on subsequent criminal behavior.” Criminology, 23: 3-18.
                Proceedings:
    • Moore, Mel. 2008. “Parenting Practices of Middle-Class lesbian Couples.” Proceedings of the National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 38: 127-138.
    • Moore, Mel. 2005. “Quality Lives: The Women of Baker.” Proceedings of the annual meetings of the Southern Sociological Association, Charlotte, North Carolina.
    • Moore, Melanie and Yukiko Tominaga. 2003. “The smoking young: ethnography of teenage cigarette smokers” Journal of the Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science, 35: 15.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS


    Juried:
    • Cosby, Shawna L. and Mel Moore. 2010. Life after foster care: A qualitative study of post- emancipation outcomes.  American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA.
    • Hatten, Patrycia and Mel Moore. 2010. Police officer perceptions of a victim services program. American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA.
    • Moore, Mel. 2009. Same sex parenting: An ethnography. Southwestern Social Science Association, Denver, Colorado.
    • Moore, Mel. 2008. Parenting practices of middle class lesbian couples. National Social Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Moore, Mel. 2007. Planned parenting among lesbian couples: “We talked and talked and  talked.” Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Moore, Mel. 2006. No accidents her: Lesbian mothers Speak. Western Social Science Association, Phoenix, Arizona.
    • Moore, Mel. 2005. Quality lives: The women of Baker, Southern Sociological Society, Charlotte, North Carolina.
    • Moore, Melanie and Yukiko Tominaga. 2003. The smoking young: An ethnography of teenage cigarette smokers. Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science, Greeley, Colorado.
    • Moore, Melanie. 2001. See what I got: Representing confidence and courage in teenage girls, Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1999. Gender and ethnicity of instructors: Consequences for courses about inequality. American Sociological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1999. Teaching feminist principles: The impact of the gender of the instructor on student responses. Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1999. Assimilation of feminist ideas: The Effects of the gender on the communicator. Interdisciplinary Feminist Symposium, Boulder, Colorado.
    • Moore, Melanie.  1998. Stereotype of college instructors: Consequences for learning. Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, California.
    • Moore, Melanie and Richard Trahan. 1998. Evaluating a reading about gender: Does gender of author matter? American Sociological Association, San Francisco, California.
    • Moore, Melanie and Richard Trahan. 1998. Grade inflation and faculty status. Western Social  Science Association, Denver, Colorado.
    • Hewitt, Pamela, Melanie Moore, and Richard Trahan. 1998. An empirical exploration of the relationship between anomie and alienation. Western Social Science Association,  Denver, Colorado.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1997. Teaching women’s studies: Student perceptions of females teaching about gender. Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1996. Student stereotypes of instructors base on gender: Consequences for learning. American Sociological Association, New York, New York.
    • Moore, Melanie and Richard Trahan. 1996. The consequences of gender of instructor on student’s assimilation of gender related course content: A multi-method research proposal. Western Social Science Association, Reno, Nevada.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1995. Responses to claims of male bashing in an undergraduate family course. National Women’s Studies Association, Norman, Oklahoma.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1994. Gender differences in remarriage rates: Alternate interpretations.  American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, California.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1994. Gender differences in value priorities across generations of Japanese Americans. Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    • Moore, Melanie, Philip Blumstein and Pepper Schwartz. 1990. The power of motherhood.   National Council on Family Relations, Seattle, Washington.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1990. The role of culture in value change across three generations of Japanese Americans. American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C.
    • Moore, Melanie, Philip Blumstein and Pepper Schwartz. 1989. Motherhood as a pathway to power. American Sociological Association, San Francisco, California.
                Invited:
    • Moore,Mel. 2009. Self and Bullying. Friends and Newcomers Club, Greeley, CO.
    • Moore, Mel. 2007. Issues in Social Psychology. (Presider/Discussant). Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Moore,Melanie. 1997. Ethnographic Research on Gender? (Panel Moderator). Western Science Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    • Moore, Melanie. 1996. Who Stole Feminism? (Panel Moderator). Western Social Science Association, Reno, Nevada.

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATIONS

  • 2005-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, John Wiley & Sons
  • 2005-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, McGraw-Hill
  • 2005-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, Thomson/Wadsworth
  • 2003, Judge of graduate student, Colorado-Wyoming  Research Academy of Science
  • 2002-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, American Sociological Review
  • 2001-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, American Journal of  Sociology
  • 1999-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, Roxbury Publishing Company
  • 1998-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, Mayfield Publishing
  • 1998-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, Teaching Sociology
  • 1997-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, Social problems
  • 1996-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Marriage And the Family
  • 1992-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, Sociological Quarterly
  • 1991-Present, Manuscript Reviewer, Social Psychology Quarterly

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION PARTICIPATION

 

    • 2009-Present, Committee on mentoring, American Sociological Association-Teaching and learning Section
    • 2007-2010 - National Social Science Association
    • 2004-Present - Teaching and Learning Section, ASA
    • 2005-2008 - Southern Sociological Society
    • 1986-present - Social Psychology Section, ASA
    • 1986-present - American Sociological Association
    • 2003-2004 - Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science
    • 1998-2000 - American Educational Research Association
    • 1997-1999, Membership Committee - Society for the Study of Social Problems  
    • 1997-1999 - Sexual Behavior, Politics And Communities Division, SSSP
    • 1995-2003 - National Women’s Studies Association
    • 1995-1996 - National Council on Family Relations
    • 1993, Nominations - Social Psychology Section, American Sociological Association
    • 1991-1999 - Society for the Study Social Problems
    • 1990-1996 - Sociologists for Women In Society