Lin Moore, Ph.D.

Professor, Literacy and Learning

Department of Literacy and Learning

Lin Moore, Ph.D.

Contact

lmoore@twu.edu
940-898-2210
MCL 908-F

Biography

Dr. Lin Moore is a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Literacy and Learning at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood curriculum, theories of development, play, leadership, research methods, and statistics. Dr. Moore partnered with Head Start agencies and local school districts to conduct research related to developmentally appropriate practices, children's social and emotional learning, emergent literacy, and early mathematics. Her research interests include perceptions of play, parental engagement, resilience, English language learners, teachers' attitudes about professional development, and mentoring programs. She collaborated with international scholars to research quality in early care and education programs in Thailand and conducted a cross-cultural study of depictions of friendships in children's books. Dr. Moore edited an Early Childhood Education monograph and authored or co-authored 30 articles and technical reports. She presented more than 90 workshops and seminars at regional, state, and international conferences. Dr. Moore delivered keynote addresses at educational conferences in Taiwan and Thailand. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Additional awards include Outstanding Teacher in the College of Education, Texas Teacher Educator of the Year, and Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Dr. Moore is a strong advocate for children's and adults' rights to play.

Education

Ph.D., Child Development, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
M.S., Child Development, Texas Woman's University
B.S., Home Economics Education, Texas Woman's University

Expertise

Early Childhood; Special Education; Language Development; Mathematics Development; Social and Emotional Development; Quality in Early Childhood Programs

Latest Articles

Everyone Plays! Recapturing Play for Children with Special Needs
Dimensions of Early Childhood (2022)
Lin Moore, Elaine Zweig

An exploratory cross-cultural study: Fathers' early involvement with infants.
Early Child Development and Care (2019)
C J Yeh, S Ballard, H Bian, A Singh, C Chung

Parents' information needs and decision making processes in selecting early childhood programs in Thailand
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (2016)
Yaowaluk Suwannakhae, Lin Moore

Chapters

Play experiences in early childhood education: Inclusion of children with special needs
in Handbook of Research on Critical Issues in Special Education for School Rehabilitation Practices | IGI Global (2021)
Lin Moore, Elaine Zweig

Recent Presentations

Teachers' knowledge about mathematical development in numbers and operations in prekindergarten classrooms
National Association of African American Studies (2022)
Virtual | Jose Lema, Lin Moore

Will you be my friend? Play matters for children's friendships
Southern Early Childhood Association (2022)
Virtual | Salwa Al-Harbi, Lin Moore, Sandra Morales

Mirrors and windows: Exploring female role models in children's books
Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Institute (2021)
Virtual | Sandra Morales, Lin Moore, Salwa Al-Harbi, Elaine Zweig

Family engagement with bilingual literacy book bags
Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Institute (2021)
Virtual | Stacie Summers, Lin Moore, Salwa Al-Harbi

Three best practices in fostering language development in prekindergarten and kindergarten classrooms
Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Institute (2021)
Virtual | Jose Lema, Lin Moore, Ahktari Chowdhury, Fara Bostic

Playtime with puppets: Everyone has feelings!
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (2021)
Faculty Workshop | Lin Moore, Salwa Al-Harbi, Elaine Zweig

Family engagement through storytelling: Making books together
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (2020)
Virtual | Stacie Summers, Lin Moore, Sandra Morales

Building parent-child relationships with family literacy book bags
Southern Early Childhood Association (2020)
Faculty Workshop | Stacie Summers, Lin Moore, Sandra Morales

Girl Power! Positive role models in books for children
Southern Early Childhood Association (2020)
Faculty Workshop | Lin Moore, Sandra Morales

Developing number sense in prekindergarten and preschool classrooms
Southern Early Childhood Association (2020)
Faculty Workshop | Jose Lema, Lin Moore, Stacie Summers

Parent involvement and language development: A comparison of Early Head Start and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
National Association of African American Studies (2020)
Paper | Joy Brown-Bolden, Lin Moore

Teachers' attitudes about professional development in early childhood programs
National Association of African American Studies (2020)
Paper | Fara H. Bostic, Lin Moore

Pre-kindergarten teachers' beliefs and attitudes toward children's mathematics
National Association of African American Studies (2020)
Paper | Jose Lema, Lin Moore

Exploring the world of art and artists with children's books
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (2020)
Virtual | Lin Moore, Stacie Summers, Emily Willding, Elaine Zweig

The relationship between self-efficacy and family communication patterns of parents from diverse backgrounds in North Texas
National Association of African American Studies (2020)
Paper | Akhtari Chowdhury, Lin Moore

Educators' attitudes about professional development, self-efficacy, and subjective well being in early childhood programs
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (2019)
Paper | Fara Bostic, Lin Moore

Connecting children and their parents with family literacy book bags
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (2019)
Faculty Workshop | Stacie Summers, Lin Moore

Supporting the wellbeing of children in immigrant families
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (2019)
Faculty Workshop | Milagro Lozano, Lin Moore

Empowering girls with positive role models in children's books
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (2019)
Faculty Workshop | Lin Moore, Sandra Morales, Elaine Zweig

Prekindergarten teachers' beliefs and attitudes toward children's mathematics and learning trajectories
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference (2019)
Paper | Jose Lema, Lin Moore

Early literacy and school readiness skills in Head Start children
National Research Conference on Early Childhood (2018)
Poster | Lin Moore, David L Brown, Kathryn McCartney, Sandra Morales, Ronniesha Bivens

Parents' perceptions of their involvement in their children's education and their future expectations.
The National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies (2018)
Paper | Sandra Morales, Lin Moore

An investigation of resilience in Head Start children and their parents
National Association of African American Studies, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, National Association of Native American Studies, International Association of Asian Studies 25th Joint National Conference (2018)
Paper | Ronniesha Bivens, Lin Moore, Fara Bostic

Dramatic play kits: Promoting integrated curriculum and inclusion through play
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (2017)
Faculty Workshop | Lin Moore, Fara Bostic, Elaine Zweig

Planning your research proposal
Thailand 4.0 Research to Mobilize Society (2017)
Podium | Lin Moore

A comparison of aspects of social skills development to build friendships as portrayed in Thai and American award winning children's books
Thailand 4.0 Research to Mobilize Society (2017)
Paper | Yaowaluk Suwannakhae, Lin Moore

Sculpting play: Creating 3-dimensional sculptures with storytelling
13th Annual Bill Martin Jr Memorial Symposium (2017)
Faculty Workshop | Sandra Morales, Jose Lema, Stacie Summers, Lin Moore

How are African American parents involved in their children's education?
National Association of African American Studies (2017)
Paper | Nedra Washington, Lin Moore

Connect to Success Academy: A college readiness program for economically disadvantaged first generation college students
National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies (2017)
Paper | Milagro Lozano, Lin Moore

University and community partnerships: A study of children's early literacy in Head Start centers
Association for Childhood Education International Global Summit on Childhood (2016)
Paper | Lin Moore, Akhtari Chowdhury, Yetka Keramati, Fara Bostic

Promoting cultural and linguistic sensitivity through multicultural games
12th Annual Bill Martin Jr Memorial Symposium (2016)
Faculty Workshop | Lin Moore, Sandra Morales, Jose Lema, Stacie Summers

Effects of the Connect to Success Academy on adolescents' career decision self-efficacy and achievement motivation
Association for Childhood Education International Global Summit on Childhood (2016)
Poster | Milagro Lozano, Lin Moore

Developing friendships through reading with preschool children
Southern Early Childhood Association 67th Annual Conference (2016)
Faculty Workshop | Lin Moore, Sandra Morales

Let's play together: Multicultural games to promote cultural and linguistic awareness
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children 2016 Annual Conference (2016)
Faculty Workshop | Lin Moore, Fara Bostic, Sandra Morales, Jose Lema

Let's take turns! Playing games with rules
Southern Early Childhood Association 66th Annual Conference (2015)
Faculty Workshop | Lin Moore, Charlondria Sanders

Will you be my friend? Examining portrayals in books for preschool children
11th Annual Bill Martin Jr Memorial Symposium (2015)
Faculty Workshop | Lin Moore, Sandra Morales

A cross-cultural study of children's friendships portrayed in books for preschoolers in Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States
Association for Childhood Education International Institute on Global Education Diplomacy (2015)
Poster | Lin Moore, Sandra Morales, Yi Man Lin, Yaowaluk Suwannakhae, Li-Fen Anne Jang

Communication: Practicing better communication with multicultural parents
Southern Early Childhood Association 66th Annual Conference (2015)
Faculty Workshop | Akhtari Chowdhury, Lin Moore

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Childhood Education International
  • Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Black Child Development Institute
  • Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Southern Early Childhood Association
  • Texas Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Texas Association of College Teachers
  • Text and Academic Authors Association

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Professional Education (2020)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE (2019)
  • Faculty Service Award, Texas Woman's University (2017)
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academy (2017)
  • Texas Teacher Educator of the Year, Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (2016)