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Dr. Roy L. Moore, Ph. D., J.D.


Roy L. Moore is the former Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Mass Communication at Georgia College & State University and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Kentucky. He is also the former Executive Director of the UK First Amendment Center and former Associate Dean in the UK College of Communications and Information Studies.

Dr. Moore is a practicing attorney and has served as an expert witness in several media law cases. In 1998 he was selected for a "Great Teacher"; Award by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. He is the co-author (with Michael D. Murray) of the third edition of Media Law and Ethics (2008) and co-author (with Erik L. Collins) of the second edition of Advertising and Public Relations Law (2008). He is the former Chair of both the Law Division and the Mass Communications and Society Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Dr. Moore earned his B.A. in English from Berea College, M.A. in Communication from the University of Kentucky, Ph.D. in Mass Communication Research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and J.D. from Georgia State University. During 2004-2006 he served as a faculty trustee on the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, including serving as a member of the Board's Executive Committee. In 2001-2002 he was an American Council on Education Fellow at the University of Georgia. He frequently speaks to various community groups and is often interviewed in the mass media on First Amendment topics.


Dr. Moore has served as Dean of the College of Mass Communication at MTSU since September 2008.

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