It's said a good teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself to light the way for others.

"It's a real honor to get to do my job. And to be a Chickasaw."

Meet Stephanie Moore, Assistant Professor in Organization, Information and Learning Sciences (OILS) at the University of New Mexico. There, she teaches courses on adult learning, performance improvement and online learning, plus advising students in certificate, Master's, Doctoral work, and ongoing research. In short, she's providing a better future for so many people. "You may be surprised to learn that 54% of adults in the U.S. read below a third-grade level. The challenge is significant, and has implications for personal finances, access to jobs, everything. So, I do a lot of work through the university and the Barbara Bush Foundation. And it means the world to me that the Chickasaw Nation recognizes that those are important, and that we're trying to make a difference in some very important spaces."

Stephanie's areas of expertise include blended learning, educational & learning technologies, multimedia learning, performance improvement, ethics of technology and societal impact into the design and planning process.

Stephanie has been recognized for her many articles—especially in online course design during a pandemic—and continues to see the positive responses from multiple universities. "We certainly never imagined any citations, let alone this many. We just wanted to bring our professional knowledge to bear on some critical issues and discussions at such an important time," said Moore. "The articles have taught me a lot about how we might meaningfully engage in public scholarship, and how that form of scholarship can have a significant impact both on public dialogue and practice as well as on research."

Prior to joining the OILS program, she was Assistant Professor of Instructional Design & Technology in the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. In 2018, she received the Casteen Teaching Fellowship, named for the former president of the University of Virginia, and accompanying grant from the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life to further develop her work on ethics of learning technologies.

Stephanie Moore. Proud Chickasaw. Proud purveyor of a better future for so many.


  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Computing in Higher Education
  • Assistant Professor in Organization, Information and Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico
  • Barbara Bush Foundation Fellowship
  • U.S. Speakers Program, U.S. Department of State
  • PI, Office of Personnel Management Federal Human Resources Institute — Curriculum Development, Evaluation and Performance Certification