Brandon Moore

Work History

Work History
Jun 2013 - Present

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Program on Prosocial Behavior

Baylor University

Brandon Moore joined the Program on Prosocial Behavior in the summer of 2013 as a post-doctoral research fellow. He is working on a three-year grant sponsored by the Templeton World Charity Foundation entitled “Character Virtues and College Students: A Pilot Study.” Brandon earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Teaching from Baylor University in 2013. Brandon has training in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research methods.

Brandon Moore joined the ISR in the summer of 2013 as a post-doctoral fellow. He is working on a three-year grant sponsored by the Templeton World Charity Foundation entitled “Character Virtues and College Students: A Pilot Study.” Brandon earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Teaching from Baylor University in 2013. Brandon has training in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research methods. His research interests lie include character virtues and college students, enablers and inhibitors for veterans to attend college, preservice teacher education, standardized testing and public schools, and the deliberative curriculum. Brandon’s current research focuses on character virtues and academic honesty for college students. - See more at: http://www.baylorisr.org/about-isr/brandon-moore/#sthash.U1KaXkOQ.dpuf Brandon Moore joined the ISR in the summer of 2013 as a post-doctoral fellow. He is working on a three-year grant sponsored by the Templeton World Charity Foundation entitled “Character Virtues and College Students: A Pilot Study.” Brandon earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Teaching from Baylor University in 2013. Brandon has training in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research methods. His research interests lie include character virtues and college students, enablers and inhibitors for veterans to attend college, preservice teacher education, standardized testing and public schools, and the deliberative curriculum. Brandon’s current research focuses on character virtues and academic honesty for college students. - See more at: http://www.baylorisr.org/about-isr/brandon-moore/#sthash.U1KaXkOQ.dpuf
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013

Graduate Assistant

Baylor University

Instructor: TED 2381 - American Educational Thought -- 2011-2013

            Baylor University

Instructor: TED 2340 - Introduction to Secondary Teaching -- 2011

            Baylor University

Instructor: SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology -- 2011-Present

            McLennan Community College

Instructor: TED 1312 - Introduction to Teaching -- 2010-2011

            Baylor University

Teaching Assistant: EDC 5321 - Contemporary Curriculum Design and Implementation -- 2012

            Instructor: Gretchen Schwarz

            Baylor University

Teaching Assistant: SOC 3402 - Social Statistics Laboratory -- 2009-2010

            Instructor: Kyle Irwin

            Baylor University

Teaching Assistant: SOC 3402 - Social Statistics -- 2009-2010

            Instructor: Kyle Irwin

            Baylor University

Jun 2004 - Jun 2009

Social Studies Teacher

Dawson-Boyd High School

Chair Social Studies Department for School District -- 2006-2009Teach American National Government Course through SMSU Challenge Program -- 2007-2009Advise student government of 24 student senator -- 2005-2008

Present teaching strategies to teachers and administrators -- 2006-2008

Teach World Geography, World History, Government, Economics -- 2004-2009

2003 - 2005

Owner/Operator

Brandon's Custom Washing

Custom Pressure washing business to support family through college

Managed all facets of business, from advertising to customer relationsMaintained equipment

Sep 1996 - Aug 2000

Sergeant

United States Marine Corps

Marine Corps Company Budget Non-Commissioned Officer -- 1998-2000

Managed heavy maintenance on a fleet of 1,500 trucks -- 1997-1998Lead platoon of 4 squad leaders and 20 Marine mechanics as Platoon Sergeant -- 1998-2000Delivered budget plan of $1 million per year -- 1999-2000

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013

Doctor of Philosophy

Baylor University

Important Courses: Social Science Data Analysis; Advanced Sociological Theory; Data Sources; Telephone Surveys; Multivariate Statistical Methods; Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; Professional Seminar; Mixed Methods Research Analysis; Trends in Curriculum; Privatization of Education; Research in Education; Contemporary Curriculum Design and Implementation; Curriculum Issues; Experimental Design I; Teaching for Understanding; Practice/Theory of Curriculum; Veterans and College Attendance

Research areas: Privatization of public education; Standardized testing and public schools; NCLB mandates and consequences and public Montessori Schools; Content Analysis of American and World History textbooks; Veterans study (helped produce questionnaire)

Dissertation: "Veterans as Teachers?  A Qualitative Study of the Inhibitors and Enabling Factors for OIF/OEF-era Active Duty Veterans to Complete a Teacher Education Program and Initial Certification Using Military Educational Benefits."

Jun 2007 - Jul 2007

Master of Arts

Georgetown University

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Summer Institute on the Constitution-- 6 credits

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Moore, B. L. (2014). Predictors of educational attainment for veterans? Forthcoming summer 2014 in  

    Academic Exchange Quarterly.

LeCompte, K. N., Moore, B. L., and Blevins, B. (2011). The Impact of iCivics on Students' Core Civic

    Knowledge. Research in the Schools, 18(2), 58-74.

Moore, B. L., LeCompte, K N., and Kelly, L J. (2012). Challenge and Conflict to Educate: The Brazos

    Agency Indian School. American Educational History Journal, 39(2), 481-499.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Moore, B. L. (2013, Fall/Winter). George Washington: President of precedence lesson plan. The

    Social Studies Texan, 29(3), 53-56.

Moore, B. L. (2012). 20 Ideas You Can Plug Into Your Classroom Next Week: Best Practices. The

    International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference Proceedings, 2012(1), 179-188.

    (ERIC Document Reproduction No. ERIC ED531864).

Moore, B. L. (2012). Book review of Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our

    Schools and Universities, by Warren A. Nord. Education Review: A multi-lingual journal of book

    reviews, 1-5. http://edrev.info/reviews/rev1151.pdf

Moore, B. L. (2012). A review of Curriculum: From Theory to Practice, by Wesley Null. Educational

    Studies, 39(2), 244-250.

UNDER REVIEW

Moore, B. L. "Why not use the GI Bill? A grounded theory for veterans based on the bounded

    rationality framework." Status: Revise and resubmit to Current Issues in Education by February 2014.

Moore, B. L., and Meehan, J. What happens to the curriculum? The Impact of standardized testing on a

    public Montessori school in Texas. Status: Under review at Montessori Life.

Moore, B. L. "Veterans as teachers? A literature review of inhibitors and enablers for veterans to complete

    college and veterans as teachers." Status: Revise and resubmit to Current Issues in Education by

    February 2014.

WORKING PAPERS

Moore, B. L. Enablers and inhibitors for veterans to complete a teacher education program.

            Status: Manuscript complete. Editing for submission March 2014.

Moore, B. L. "Truth in Text:  Emphasis on Religion in American and World History Textbooks."

            Status: Manuscript complete. Editing for submission April 2014.

Moore, B. L. No Child Left Behind? The results of NCLB mandates and consequences on school

    culture in central Texas.

            Status: Manuscript complete. Editing for submission June 2014.

Moore, B. L. Where is the Money Going? The Privatization of Public Education in Texas.

            Status: Research complete. Writing manuscript.

Blevins, B., & Moore, B. Challenging thoughts, changing minds: Preservice teachers reflect on their

    experience working in an alternative school setting.

            Status: Qualitative research complete. Writing manuscript. 

Summary

PhD in Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on Sociology skilled in using SAS and SPSS statistical programs. Nationally recognized teacher with strong leadership skills who is seeking to apply learning strategies to a challenging education career. Enjoy working with people from all backgrounds and have had proven success developing people, building teams, and generating enthusiasm behind goals. Naturally drawn to leadership roles at the professional and collegiate level. Past member of 15 person Minnesota Council for Social Studies Board of Directors as well as member of 60 person Minnesota Department of Education Quality Teaching Network. During undergraduate years held elected position of Vice-President of 24-member Student Association after serving as a student senator. Earned a platoon sergeant leadership position in the Marine Corps in three years time. Exudes energy and excitement that motivates co-workers. Selected to Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities three times. Nominated to Who's Who Among American Teachers representing a handful chosen from the State of Minnesota. One of 50 teachers nationally awarded the James Madison Memorial Fellowship, attending Georgetown University in Washington DC. Have been recognized for leadership, subject matter diligence, presentation, and communication skills. Managerial and technical experience gained as Marine Corps platoon sergeant, a non-commissioned officer in charge of managing a team of four squad leaders and 20 mechanics. Delivered a budget of $1 million per year on time and on plan. Demonstrated high integrity, sound financial accountability, and working collaboratively with officers and enlisted Marines. Recognized by fellow Marines, squad leaders, and mechanics for strong mechanical qualifications and team leadership. Responsible as team leader for heavy maintenance on a fleet of 1,500 diesel trucks.

Professional Memberships

Baylor Orators Toastmasters Club 7277, Secretary -- 2013-Present

Lorena ISD Parent Teacher Organization member -- 2013-Present

The Texas Council for the Social Studies -- 2013-Present

American Sociological Association -- 2012-Present

The International Society for the Social Studies -- 2011-2013

Organization of Educational Historians --  2011-2013

Southwest Social Science Association -- 2010-Present

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology -- 2009-2010

Education Minnesota -- 2002-2009

National Council for Social Studies -- 2008-Present

Minnesota Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors -- 2008-2009

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award, The Clue Institute International Academic Conference -- 2013

Kappa Delta Pi: International Honor Society in Education -- 2012-Present

Baylor Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Circle -- 2011-Present

George Washington Teaching Institute Participant for Minnesota -- 2008

National History Day, Minnesota Teacher of Merit -- 2007

James Madison Memorial Fellowship, $24,000 -- 2006

Summer Institute on the Constitution at Georgetown University, June-July 2007

Nominated Who's Who Among American Teachers -- 2006

Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities -- 2002-2004, 2012

Service

Manuscript Reviewer for Journal of International Social Studies -- 2013-Present

Manuscript Reviewer for Education Policy Analysis Archives -- 2012-Present

Manuscript Reviewer for Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review -- 2010-Present

Parent Liaison for Lake Air Montessori Magnet School sixth grade teachers, Waco TX --  2012-2013

Title I Parent Committee Member for Lake Air Montessori Magnet School, Waco TX -- 2012-2013

Contributor to Survey Research Newsletter -- 2010

Member of Board of Directors, Minnesota Council for the Social Studies -- 2008-2009

Member of 60-teacher Minnesota Department of Education Quality Teaching Network -- 2006-2009

Vice-President, Southwest Minnesota State University Student Association -- 2003-2004

Student Senator, Southwest Minnesota State University Student Association -- 2002-2003

Founder and President of Southwest Minnesota State University Sociology Club -- 2002-2003

Professional Presentations

"President with Precedent: George Washington." Lesson plan presented at The Texas Council for the

Social Studies Conference. San Antonio, TX, 2013.

"20 Ideas You Can Plug into Your Classroom Next Week: Best Practices." Presented at The Texas

Council for the Social Studies Conference. San Antonio, TX, 2013.

"Enablers and Inhibitors for Veterans to Complete a Teacher Education Program: A Multiple-Case

Study." Presented at The Clute Institute International Academic Conference. Las Vegas, NV, 2013.

Session Chair.

"Truth in Text? Emphasis on Religion in American and World History Textbooks." Presented at The

College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies. Seattle, WA, 2012.

"Citizenship Education Goes Digital: A Three Dimensional Analysis of iCivics." Presented at The

College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies. Seattle, WA, 2012.

Brooke Blevins,  Karon LeCompte, Sunny Wells, Brandon Moore.

"Where is the money going? The Privatization of Education in a Central Texas School District."

Presented at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum. San Antonio, TX, 2012.

"Challenging Thoughts, Changing Minds: Preservice Teachers Reflect on their work In an

Alternative School." Presented at the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum.

San Antonio, TX, 2012. Brooke Blevins, Brandon Moore.

"Truth in Text? Emphasis on Religion in American and World History Textbooks." Presented at the

International Society for the Social Studies. Orlando, FL, 2012. Session Chair.

"20 Ideas You Can Plug into Your Classroom Next Week: Best Practices." Presented at the

International Society for the Social Studies. Orlando, FL, 2012.

"iCivics in Action: A Six-Week Study." Presented at the International Society for the Social Studies.

Orlando, FL, 2012. Brandon Moore, Karon LeCompte.

"Challenge and Conflict to Educate: The Brazos Agency Indian School. Presented at The

Organization for Educational Historians. Chicago, IL, 2011. Brandon Moore, Karon LeCompte.

"Best-Practice Geography Teaching Strategies." Summer workshop conducted at the Education

Service Center Region 12. Waco, TX, 2010.

"Why Not Use the Montgomery G. I. Bill? A Look at Structural and Psychological Barriers to Using the

G. I. Bill among Veterans." Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Social

Science Association. Houston, TX, 2009.

"The Problem of Poverty." Visual Sociology presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwestern

Social Science Association. Houston, TX, 2009.

"20 Ideas You Can Plug Into Your Classroom Next Week!" Presentation at the Minnesota Council for

the Social Studies Annual Conference. Prior Lake, MN, 2009.

"George Washington Teacher's Institute: Mount Vernon." Presentation at the Minnesota Council for

the Social Studies Annual Conference. Prior Lake, MN, 2009.

"Take Me There: Planning and Taking Students on Summer Trips to Destinations They Learn About in

School." Presentation at the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. Prior Lake,

MN, 2008.

"Social Studies Teaching Strategies and Graphic Organizers." Presentation at the Minnesota River

Valley Education District Annual Staff Development. Dawson, MN, 2007.