Penelope J. Moore

Department Chair
Associate Professor

MSW, Columbia University
DSW, The Graduate School and University Center/CUNY

Phone: (914) 633-2471

Ethnogeriatrics in health and mental health care, Family Health History, Bereavement in the African American Community, Diversity, and Curriculum Development in gerontology.

Dr. Moore is an associate professor of Social Work. She received her Master of Science (MSW) from Columbia University School of Social Work and a doctoral degree in Social Welfare (DSW) from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Dr. Moore also brings 18 years of clinical experience and teaching as a field instructor, adjunct professor and assistant professor to her current faculty position. She has taught across the curriculum and introduced two new courses within the department (HBSE: Diversity and a relatively new elective - Emerging Issues in Aging). She provided leadership in development of the minor in Social Welfare and Diversity. Dr. Moore serves as Co-Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program and is a strong advocate for older adults as a member of the Westchester Alliance of Academic Institutions for Aging Related Content and Workforce Development and member of the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services Speaker's Bureau.

Dr. Moore has four areas of national research interest: 1) As part of the Death in America Project she served as a member of the evaluation team for  Palliative Care Training and Education Program to improve end-of-life care for minority populations, Harlem, NY (2000-2003). 2) John A. Hartford Foundation Grant recipient - CSWE, Gero-Education Center, Curriculum Development Institute (2005-2008). In recognition of this interest and contribution, she has been invited to serve as a consultant and national mentor to schools of social work to infuse gerontology content in the undergraduate curriculum. 3) Project Manager/ Principal Investigator and grant recipient - Genetic Alliance, Community Centered Family Health History Project (2008-2011). 4) Grant recipient - Stanford University School of Medicine Geriatric Education Center Faculty Development Program in Ethnogeriatrics (2011-2012). An outgrowth of these involvements has led to numerous publications, presentations and consultancy opportunities.

Dr. Moore joined the faculty of the Iona College Social Work Department in 1998. She is department chair, co-coordinator of Women's Studies, and past coordinator of Honors Societies and Convocations. She is a member of the Undergraduate Council, Institutional Review Board (IRB), member of the Committee on Administrative Restructuring of the Dean's Office, served as chair of the Committee on Faculty Travel and Development, and serves as faculty liaison to the Social Work Department's Community Advisory Board.

Dr. Moore has been recognized with the Iona College Hugh McCabe Award for Social Justice (2007), AARP 50th Anniversary Social Impact Award (2008), featured on Public Health Live-T2B2 Webcast (2010), Genetic Alliance 25 Years of Innovation Celebration Honoree (2011), and featured in local publication of Livable Communities, "It takes a Village" Initiative E-Quarterly Newsletter (2013).

Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Baccalaureate Program Directors Association
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • NYS LCSW-R (Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Registered)

Department Research & Publications Page

Penelope Moore's Research & Publications Page