Colorado Christian University
Dr. Gregory J. Moore

Dr. Gregory J. Moore

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Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D. International Studies (University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies)
  • M.A. Foreign Affairs, Comparative Government (University of Virginia)
  • B.A. Art (Concordia College)

During his undergraduate studies in art, Greg Moore spent a semester as an exchange student at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. It had an enormous impact on him and helped lead to his interest in international affairs, which he then pursued at the master’s level. After spending two years in China teaching international trade and then another year studying Chinese full time, Moore pursued a Ph.D. in international studies/international relations/politics at the University of Denver. While there he focused on China/East Asia and became the assistant director of the university’s Center for China-U.S. Cooperation. After another year-and-a-half of language studies in China, he finished his Ph.D. at DU with a dissertation on China-U.S. relations. Dr. Moore’s first full-time position was at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, but after a wonderful season there he missed China and took a position as associate professor of international relations at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.

After five years at Zhejiang University, Dr. Moore took a position at the University of Nottingham’s campus in Ningbo, China, where he served as Head of the School of International Studies until he returned home to Colorado in the summer of 2020 to take his current position at CCU and to care for his aging parents, who live in the area.

Dr. Moore’s research interests include international relations and security, Chinese foreign policy, U.S. foreign policy, Sino-American relations, East Asian IR/security, and faith and public policy. He is the author of numerous articles on these topics, and author of Human Rights and US Policy Toward China from a Christian Perspective, Crossroads Monograph Series on Faith and Public Policy (St. Davids, Pennsylvania, 1999), author/editor of North Korean Nuclear Operationality: Regional Security and Non-Proliferation (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), author of Niebuhrian International Relations: The Ethics of Foreign Policymaking (Oxford University Press, March 2020), and An International Relations Research Methods Toolkit (forthcoming, Routledge, 2021), and is working on a book on Sino-American relations.

Dr. Moore is a graduate of the Cornell/Columbia Summer Workshop on Advanced Military Operations & Strategies (Cornell University, Summer 2014), was a fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington (2019-20), is a member of the (U.S.) National Committee on US-China Relations (2009-present), a Senior Fellow at the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute (2015-present), and President of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (2020-2022).

Greg is married to Chenchen, from Zhejiang, China, and father to three wonderful, fun boys. They love to travel, to hike and to camp. Greg likes running and baseball and loves being a professor and academic. He also has a passion for apologetics, the place where the life of the mind meets the life of the spirit.