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Donald E. Moore, Jr.

Donald E. Moore, Jr.

Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Since receiving his Ph.D. in adult and continuing education in 1982, Donald E. Moore, Jr. has provided exceptional intellectual and practical leadership for the field. His primary contribution has been to shape the scholarship and practice of continuing education in the health professions.

Moore is one of a handful of adult educators who have had a major role both in practice through his leadership positions at several universities and in the intellectual development of the field of health professions education. These leadership roles in the medical schools at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina, and Vanderbilt University put him at the front edge of changing the way health professionals have been taught from medical schools through continuing professional development. His intellectual contributions, including his seminal work in creating the taxonomy for assessment of learner outcomes from continuing education, have been considered highly impactful due to their originality and widespread adoption in health professions education.

Moore has provided leadership through extensive work with professional associations such as the Alliance for Health Professions Education and the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education. His leadership has been recognized by these associations’ highest awards. He has published more than 50 articles and book chapters and presented more 220 sessions and workshops at national and international conferences, and served as senior associate editor for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. He demonstrated his many seminal contributions to the theory and practice of continuing professional development in all of the helping professions as lead author of a substantive chapter on learning in the workplace for a landmark publication edited by Rayburn, Turco, and Davis in 2017.

The significance of Moore’s impact on the field is reflected in the recognition he’s received for his accomplishments, including the Accreditation Council Raszkowski award, the Alliance Distinguished Service Award, and the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education Research Award. Moore was inducted into the Academy for Excellence in Teaching at Vanderbilt University in 2013, designated a fellow of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education in May 2017, and a recipient of the Lillian B. Nanney Award of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Academy for Excellence in Education for Outstanding Service to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine/Vanderbilt University Medical Center Community of Educators in April 2018.