Laura Moore

Laura Moore
  • Undergraduate Faculty

Professor of Sociology

Alumnae Hall, Room 313


Professor Moore earned a master's and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park with specializations in stratification as well as gender, work and family. Prior to joining Hood College in 2002, she taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

She has won several teaching awards including the Hood College Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009 and the University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award in 1998. She co-coordinated the Gender and Women's Studies minor from 2003-2009.

Dr.  Moore has co-authored, presented, and published several articles examining how religious and educational contexts inform individuals' attitudes about gender and sexuality. Her most recent publication examines how the proportion of evangelical Protestants in an area has influenced Americans' shifting attitudes regarding civil rights for sexual minorities and acceptance of same-sex relations over the past five decades.  She is currently examining changing consent cues and safe sex practices found in romance literature from 1979 to present.


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • M.A., University of Maryland
  • B.A., Louisiana State University