115 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733803/323-2220
Tom Moore, an Alabama native, received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in chemistry from Huntingdon College in Montgomery in 1973. In 1978, he completed a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at the University of South Carolina.
His academic career began as an assistant professor of chemistry at Georgia Southern College (now University) in fall 1978. He moved to Birmingham-Southern College in August 1981. There he was instrumental in developing the interdisciplinary Honors Program, and he became director of that program before leaving to come to Winthrop in August 1986 as chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, a position he held through June 1994.
At Winthrop, Dr. Moore provided leadership in developing the Master of Liberal Arts Program, which began in 1989 and which he directed from 1991 through spring 2001. During this period, he was active in the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP), serving two terms on the Board of Directors and serving as president of the association for 2001 and 2002.
From March 1997 until February 2001, Tom served as chair of the Faculty Conference and faculty representative to Winthrop’s Board of Trustees. Tom became a full-time administrator with his appointment as acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in February 2001, and he served as dean of that college from July 2001 through June 2003. In July 2003, Dr. Moore became vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.
Tom’s interests include interdisciplinary studies, particularly those related to science and how science shapes our understandings of and perspectives on the world and our places in it. His experience in chemistry and interdisciplinary programs inform his work as he promotes student engagement and learning and alignment of institutional values and behaviors.