John R. Moore, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus

Company: University of Maryland

Location: College Park, Maryland, United States

John R. Moore, PhD, Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Agricultural Economics.

After retiring as professor emeritus, Dr. Moore now has time to visit his twin brother Hugh in Indiana for the holidays, and to enjoy spending time with his four grandchildren. With over 60 years in academia, he has exemplified a passion for teaching, and is a valuable resource in agricultural marketing and international trade. He is proud of having graduate students who became successful, and attracted a large number of students for his classes. Dr. Moore is also proud of winning his PhD Thesis Award, one of only three picked for the honor. Besides teaching, he also consulted overseas, and lived in New Delhi, India for two years as a marketing specialist, economic consultant, and Ford Foundation grantee.

Born to Lawrence Levi and Hazel Marie Moore in 1929, Dr. Moore earned a BSc in agriculture from Ohio State University before serving to the rank of lieutenant, junior grade, with the U.S. Naval Reserve. He further matriculated in agricultural economics at Cornell University to earn an MSc in 1955, followed by a PhD in the subject from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1959. Over many years of teaching, he has served with the University of Maryland the longest, since 1968, and conducted numerous research projects. Dr. Moore was with FAO in Beijing, China in 1990, and consulted with the Federal Trade Commission as well as the World Bank in India from 1971 to 1974, in Nigeria around the same time, and in the Kyrgyz Republic in 1997, now Kyrgyzstan. He aided the U.S. Agency for International Development in Indonesia, Malawi, Haiti, Liberia, and Egypt.

Dr. Moore is the senior author of numerous books, including “Indian Food Grain Market” in 1972. He is an honoree of the Meritorious International Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and received a 1986 Certificate of Appreciation as well as a 1985 International Honor Award from the agency.  He is a recipient of the Albert Marquis Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Moore remains a member of the board of visitors of the University of Maryland School of Music, a board member and chairman of Trees for the Future, as well as a member of numerous economic and agricultural groups. He enjoys photography, travel, gardening, and golf.

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