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Director of Learning Communities, Dual Credit Coordinator, Senior Adjunct Professor of Humanities

Faculty | Staff
Division of: Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 503-517-1107
  • Master of Arts, Philosophy; University of Oregon
  • Master of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies: Sociology, Religious Studies, Philosophy; University of Oregon
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Theology; Warner Pacific University
Areas of Teaching:
  • Philosophy
  • Humanities
Research Passion:

Professor Moyer is currently writing a book on the purposes, practices, and challenges of education in the United States. His research interests include philosophy of education, philosophy related to the environment, and ethics.

Academic Accomplishments:
  • Faculty of the Year Award for Faculty Involvement, Warner Pacific. 2013.
  • Professional Development Grant, Chemeketa Community College, 2011.
  • Professional Development Grant, Mt. Hood Community College, 2011.
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, 2008-2010.
  • George Rebec Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper (‘Searle’s Sincerity Condition and the Role of Psychological States in Speech Act Theory’), University of Oregon, 2009.
Professional Affiliations:
  • Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators. 2017-Present.
  • Co-Organizer, forum entitled ‘GMOs: Theological and Ethical Perspectives’, Warner Pacific, with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, 2014.
  • Co-Organizer, conference entitled ‘Shaping Food Ethics’, Warner Pacific and Willamette University, with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and Oregon Humanities, 2013.
  • International Association for Environmental Philosophy. 2011-2013.
  • North American Levinas Society. 2008-Present. Member, Selection Committee for Seventh Annual Meeting, 2011-2012.
  • Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences, 2010-2013.
  • Co-Organizer, conference entitled ‘Democracy and Space: Critical Dimensions’, University of Oregon, 2010.

Prof. Moyer is the Director of Learning Communities, and he has taught for 10 years at Warner Pacific University in both the traditional and adult degree programs, teaching courses in philosophy and the humanities. He has written and revised general studies curricula in the traditional and adult degree programs. He directs both the First Year Learning Community Program and Transfer Learning Community Program. Prof. Moyer is a part-time member of the faculty at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon, where he teaches Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion.