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Dr. Rick Moore

Rick MooreProfessor, Internship Coordinator
Office: C-130
Phone: (208) 426-3562
Office Hours: I’m in the 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.

Spring 2017 Courses

COMM 293/493 Internship
COMM 467 Media and Democracy
COMM 499 Media Arts Seminar
COMM 593 Thesis

Teaching Specialties: Media criticism, media law and ethics, audio and video production.

Research Interests/Activities: Mass media and ideology, especially issues related to the environment and religion.


Rick C. Moore 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 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: The Journal of Communication; Mass Media & Society; The Journal of Media and Religion; The Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society; 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 also has a fondness for old houses (the Moore’s version being a perpetual work-in-progress) and occasionally gets to spend time wading in Idaho’s beautiful mountain streams.