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Dr. Rick Moore

Dr. Rick MooreProfessor; Department Chair


  • Media Arts Seminar
  • Media Law and Ethics

Teaching Specialties

Media criticism, media law and ethics, media writing, audio and video production.

Research Interests/Activities

Mass media and ideology, especially issues related to the environment and religion.


Rick earned his Doctorate from the University of Oregon and has taught at Boise State since 1994.

He loves teaching a wide variety of courses in mass communication, both in media practice and in media criticism (including areas of law/ethics).

Dr. Moore’s research interests are in the area of mass communication and ideology. Much of his writing has investigated media portrayal of religious and environmental issues. Another key area of study is the social thought of Jacques Ellul, a French theorist/theologian who asked challenging questions about the role of technology in our lives. Writing under his full name of Rick Clifton Moore, Dr. Moore has published articles in a wide variety of academic journals, including: The Journal of Communication; The Journal of Communication and Religion; Mass Media & Society; The Journal of Media and Religion; The Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society; The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture; Advertising and Society Review; The Ellul Forum; and The Journal for Peace and Justice Studies.

When not in his office, in the classroom, or the library, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife Kim and his children Emily and Danny. He loves travel, especially international travel. He also has a fondness for old houses (the Moore’s version being a perpetual work-in-progress) and occasionally gets to spend time hiking and wading in Idaho’s beautiful mountain streams.

Contact Information

Office: COMB 130
Office Hours: I’m in my office a lot. If you are on campus, drop by and see if I’m available. Or, send me an e-mail and I’ll make an appointment.