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Myra Moore named to new position at UGA’s Terry College

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 4:39pm
Matt Weeks

Athens, Ga. — Myra Moore has been named to the newly created position of Director of Assessment, Rankings and Undergraduate Programs at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.

Moore, who will continue to serve as a senior lecturer, previously held the position of Director of Assessment and Coordinator of Graduate Teaching Assistants in the Economics Department.

“Myra has a proven track-record as an outstanding advocate for our students and our college,” said Terry College Dean Robert T. Sumichrast. “She is widely respected as a gifted teacher, and these new responsibilities reflect her extraordinary performance as an administrator as well.”

Moore will continue to direct assessment activities within the Terry College, including assurance of learning documentation and reporting for all degree programs and majors. Moore’s new duties include overseeing the Terry Undergraduate Programs Office, which provides support for student recruitment, admissions and curriculum management. She will also coordinate external requests for data related to business school rankings.

“I like that I’ll continue to interact with students in ways other than in the classroom,” she said. “A big part of this position concerns assurance of learning activities or finding out how well students are learning what we want them to learn. That notion is important to me. I think that if we do a good job in the classroom, the rankings will naturally follow.”

Each degree program at Terry has a set of learning goals that students are expected to master. In her new role, Moore will work with Terry faculty to evaluate how well students are meeting those goals and help find ways to improve their performance.

“We use assessment data to identify strategies to improve student learning in the areas where they may be falling behind,” she said. “Assurance of learning goals are important because we want to make sure that students aren’t only successful academically, but also in their careers.”

Moore earned a Ph.D. in economics from UGA and a bachelor of science in economics from Radford University in Virginia.

Since returning to the Terry College in 2000, her focus on student learning has been evident. She’s earned numerous teaching awards, including the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, the Georgia P. Swift Award for Undergraduate Teaching, and the Alpha Kappa Psi Economics Teacher of the Year Award.

Prior to joining Terry, Moore served as a consultant for UGA’S Carl Vinson Institute of Government and an assistant professor of economics at Texas Christian University.