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Adam Moore

Adam Moore
  • Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the M.A. in Special Education Program
  • Special Education
  • Phone: 401.874.4200
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Dr. Moore has taught in the URI M.A. Program in Special Education since 2009, becoming an assistant professor in 2014.  He has taught courses on social justice in education, assessment in special education, using positive behavior supports, co-teaching and collaboration, and special education teacher leadership.

Dr. Moore was awarded the 2015 New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) Schmitt Award for Outstanding Graduate Research and a 2014 URI Graduate School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award.  He is the Vice President of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), faculty co-sponsor of the URI CEC student organization, and a member of the URI President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities.

Prior to joining the School of Education, Dr. Moore worked as a special education teacher in the Boston Public Schools for 5 years, earning National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist.


  • Family-centered practices in special education
  • Inclusion as a social justice imperative
  • Preparation of special education teachers
  • Social justice in education
  • Co-teaching


  • Ph.D., Education, University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, 2013
  • M.Ed., Special Education, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 2007
  • B.S., Elementary and Special Education, Manchester College, 2004


Moore, A. & Semnoski, C. (2016). Improving special education teacher candidate collaboration with families through mentorship. In K. Peno, E. Silva Mangiante, and R. Kenahan, (Eds.) Mentoring in Formal and Informal Contexts, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Kimball, E., Moore, A., Vaccaro, A., Troiano, P., & Newman, B. (2016). College students with disabilities redefine activism: Self-advocacy, storytelling, and collective action. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 9(3), 245-260.

Mangiante Silva, E. & Moore, A. (2015). Implementing inclusive engineering challenges for elementary students. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 51(3), 131-137.   

Niedbala, M. A., Moore, A., & Metko, S. (2014). Co-teaching a grand challenge course: Using digital media and collaborative teaching strategies for effective online learning and transliteracy skills. Energize! Accelerate! Transform!:Fortieth National LOEX Library Instruction Conference Proceedings, LOEX Press, 107-110.

Hamilton-Jones, B. & Moore, A. (2013). Ensuring high quality inclusive practices:  What co-teachers can do. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 49(4), 156-161.

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