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David W. Moore

Rev. James J. Pillar, O.M.I., Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus

David W. Moore
David W. Moore

Dr. Moore received his undergraduate degree at Loyola, joined the Peace Corps (two years in Ethiopia), taught two years in high school, then went to the University of Maryland to complete an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American Studies. His areas of expertise are American culture and intellectual history in the late 19th and the 20th centuries, American Popular Culture, and Louisiana History. Recently, most of his research and writing has been on aspects of Louisiana (and New Orleans) cultural and social history. He has been the department chair since 1989. In 1998, Dr. Moore won the College of Arts & Sciences "Excellence in Teaching" award.


Ph.D., University of Maryland; M.A., University of Maryland

Classes Taught

  • American Dreams
  • Louisiana History
  • U.S. History from 1865
  • U.S.: The 20s and 30s

Areas of Expertise

American Culture, Intellectual History in the Late 19th and the 20th centuries, American Popular Culture, Louisiana History