Laura Moore

Laura Moore
  • Undergraduate Faculty

Associate Professor of Sociology

Alumnae Hall, Room 313


Laura Moore, Ph.D., is associate professor of sociology. 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 Women's Studies minor from 2003-2009.

Professor Moore has co-authored, presented, and published several articles examining how religious and educational contexts inform individuals' attitudes about gender and sexuality. She is currently researching how the proportion of evangelical Protestants and college graduates in an area has influenced Americans' shifting attitudes regarding homosexuality over the past four decades and the effects of higher education on evangelical Protestants' tolerance levels and abortion attitudes.


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