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Penelope J. Moore

Dr. Moore is a 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 brought 18 years of clinical experience and teaching as a field instructor, adjunct 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 an elective - Emerging Issues in Aging). She provided leadership in development of the minor in Social Welfare and Diversity. Dr. Moore previously served as Chair of the Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy Department, Co-Coordinator of the Women's Studies Program and Coordinator of Honors Societies and Convocations.  She has been 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 was 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); and 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 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).  Most recently, she has been invited to serve on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Palliative Care and Nursing.

Research Interests

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

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