A faculty member at Texas since 2007, Dr. Leonard N. Moore is a professor of history and senior associate VP. In that role, Moore currently manages about 30 programs and initiatives in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE). He regularly teaches hundreds of students per semester, including a class on the Black Power movement and signature courses such as Race in the Age of Obama and Race in the Age of Trump. He has received numerous teaching awards and also directs study abroad programs in Beijing and Cape Town that have become national models for diversifying global education.
Moore is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his B.A. from Jackson State University in 1993 and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1998. He was a history professor at Louisiana State University from 1998 to 2007, where he also directed the African and African American Studies Program and the Pre-Doctoral Scholar’s Institute.
At UT Austin he also serves as the George W. Littlefield Professor in American History and is also a fellow of the Lee and Joseph D. Jamail Chair in African American Studies.
He is the author of two books. His third book, “The Defeat of Black Power: Civil Rights and the National Black Political Convention of 1972,” will be published in early 2018. Moore currently serves as chair of the board of directors for the Austin Area Urban League.