Diane L. Moore

Diane L. Moore
Senior Lecturer on Religious Studies and Education and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions

Contact information

dlmoore@hds.harvard.edu
617.495.3854
CSWR 212
Derek Martin
617.495.4486

Education

  • MDiv, Harvard Divinity School
  • DMin, Episcopal Divinity School
  • PhD, Union Theological Seminary

Profile

Diane L. Moore focuses her research on enhancing the public understanding of religion through education from the lens of critical theory. Her current project is a multiyear collaboration with an international foundation and a wide range of scholars and professionals in religious studies, journalism, public health, public policy, and education to create resources to better understand the intersections of religion, conflict, and human rights in contemporary world affairs. She is the director of the Religious Literacy Project, coordinator for the Religious Studies and Education Certificate, and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Religion and Education and the British Journal of Religious Education. Moore served as the chair of the American Academy of Religion's Task Force on Religion in the Schools, which conducted a three-year initiative to establish guidelines for teaching about religion in K-12 public schools. Her book Overcoming Religious Illiteracy: A Cultural Studies Approach to the Study of Religion in Secondary Education was published by Palgrave in 2007. She was one of two professors chosen by Harvard Divinity School students as 2005-06 HDS Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Moore also teaches at Phillips Andover Academy in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Current and future courses

Selected publications

  • Overcoming Religious Illiteracy: A Cultural Studies Approach to the Study of Religion in Secondary Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) Publisher page

Media expertise

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