Pamela Moore, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling and Instructional Sciences Educational Media, Library Media


B.A., History/Spanish, University of Mobile, 1994
M.Ed., Library Media Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL, 1999
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL, 2015
Education Specialist degree, Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Technology, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, 2011
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, 2012

Teaching Philosophy

My educational philosophy is that learning is a cooperative and social experience. I feel that we learn best when we are able to reflect and talk with others. The social aspect allows us to better process our thoughts and gain a greater understanding while sharing with others. As an educator, I strive to build an environment where students are able to learn and grow together. This type of learning environment may sometimes look messy but the the outcome for students and for the instructor make it well worth the experience. Open lines of communication allow everyone to have a voice and value in the learning. This philosophy impacts my style of teaching.


My primary research interest is the relationship between technology acceptance and use and personal innovation. This relationship serves a guiding factor in my work as I seek to understand how individual's perceptions about their use of technology evolves through changes in attitudes about self- efficacy and other internal and external motivational factors. Research about the intersection of these two theories continues to grow and to be explored in educational settings and beyond.


I am an active member of the local community. At the University, I serve on various committees (Library, Assessment, Graduate Programs, Technology, and Common Read). I serve on the board of several local nonprofits. I am a member of the Alabama School Librarians Association, American Association of School Librarians, Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and the American Library Association. I serve as a workshop presenter for SARIC. I am interested in collaborating with other researchers on topics such as digital equity and the impact of remote teaching and learning.


Pamela R. Moore is a lifelong learner. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Spanish from the University of Mobile. She graduated with Master of Education degrees from Alabama State University in Library Media Education and Educational Leadership. She graduated from The University of West Florida with Ed.S. and Ed.D. degrees in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Instructional Technology. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Library Media and Educational Technology at the University of South Alabama in the College of Education and Professional Studies. She serves as Program Coordinator for these masters level programs in the Department of Counseling and Instructional Sciences. She serves on a number of university and college committees, including the University Library Committee and as Faculty Co Chair of the University Common Read 2020-21. Previously, she served as a K12 educator for nearly twenty years in positions ranging from high school Spanish teacher, elementary school librarian and district instructional technology resource teacher. Her experiences in the education industry are quite varied. She has developed an interest in the entrepreneurial startup community.


Dr. Moore is quite active in numerous education based organizations including the American Library Association, the American Association of School Librarians, Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and the Alabama School Library Association. She serves on various committees including the AUP-AASL Book Selection Committee, the AASL Leadership Development Committee, and the ASLA Legislative Advocacy Committee. She is an inaugural member of the 4.0 Angel Syndicate for Education Philanthropy. She serves as a producer on the Next In Ed podcast. Dr. Moore is quite active in her local community. She is a graduate of Leadership Mobile Class of 2017. She serves as the chairman of the board for the Toulminville-Warren St. Church Day Care Center. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority where she has served in many capacities and The Links Incorporated. She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. She has been told by many that she is the ultimate 'ideation' person. She is always looking for a new idea and the ways to bring it to fruition. 



EDM 310 - Microcomputing Systems
EDM 510 - Microcomputing Systems in Education
EDM 520 - Computer Applications In Education
EDM 530 - Workshop in Ed Media
EDM 540 - Curriculum Media for Children and Youth
EDM 580 - Information Literacy
EDM 581 - Media Center Management
EDM 583 - Library Media Programs
EDM 584 - Educational Technology Lab
EDM 590 - Special Topics
EDM 595 - Internship A
EDM 595 - Internship B
EDM 595 - Internship C