Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., Emory University
M.A., University of Arkansas
B.A., University of Arkansas
Robert Moore completed his Ph.D. at Emory University in West and South Asian Religions, specializing in Islamic Studies. He received a M.A. in History and a B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Moore’s research interests focus on the teaching of Islamic law in Mamluk Cairo (1250-1517). His dissertation describes the growth and development of madrasahs, schools of Islamic law, and the ways these institutions transformed the relationships between professors of law, their students, the ruling elite, and the common people. A research fellowship from the American Research Center in Egypt allowed Dr. Moore to explore the national archives in Cairo and the beautiful madrasahs still in standing throughout the city.
In addition to teaching introductory classes in Western Civilization, Dr. Moore offers classes on the Middle East, Ancient Greece and Rome, and Medieval Europe. His classes introduce students to the culture of these societies by studying their literature, political systems, religious texts and practices, and social relationships.
In his free time, Dr. Moore enjoys spending time with his family and likes to hike and canoe in the Ozark Mountains.