Dr. Moore’s Biography

Johnny Moore, Ph.d

Dr. Johnny Moore was born and raised in Old Washington, Arkansas (a very small historical town located in Southwest Arkansas). In 1985, he graduated from Washington-Lincoln High School as class valedictorian. Additionally, he was an All-State basketball player and scored nearly 2,000 points and is the all-time leading scorer in the school’s history. As a result of his success both in and outside of the classroom, he was recruited by several major universities and was offered full-academic and athletic scholarships. However, he decided to stay close to home and attend Philander Smith College (PSC) in Little Rock.

White attending PSC he continued his success both on and off the court. He was a constant on the Dean’s List and an All-American caliber basketball player. As a freshman, he shared the District 17 Player of the Week honors with former NBA All-Star Scottie Pippen. He started 107 straight games at point guard for PSC with single games’ highs of 50, 48, 46, 43 and 42 points. In 1989, he graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics. Shortly after graduating, he played a brief stint with Hubert “Geese” Ausbie (former Harlem Globetrotter) and the “Geese Ausbie” All-Stars.

Even so, another goal became very important to him. With the guidance of several of his professors, he recognized how rewarding academic achievement could be and pursued graduate degrees in mathematics.

Dr. Moore began his teaching career as a teaching associate while pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Mathematics at Arkansas State University. In 1990, he accepted a full-time teaching position at East Arkansas Community College (EACC). During his final year at EACC, he was chosen as the Distinguished Professor of the Year.

During the summer of 1994, Dr. Moore accepted a full-time teaching position at Indian River State College (IRSC). In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he coached the IRSC Women’s Basketball team. After two years, he decided to step down from coaching to pursue his doctorate at the Florida Institute of Technology while still teaching full-time at Indian River State College. At Indian River, he quickly rose through the ranks from Master Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full tenured Professor/ Mathematics Department Chairman to the position of Vice-President of Student Affairs all within a nine-year period.

However, after spending 16 successful years in Florida, he still had a very strong desire to return to his home state of Arkansas. Two years ago, he accepted an Executive Vice President position at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. After serving two years in Tyler, Dr. Moore was chosen as the 13th president of Philander Smith College (his alma mater).

He is married to Sequoyah, an elementary school teacher. They have a 7 year-old son, Johnathan, and 8 month-old daughter, Jayna.

5 Responses to Dr. Moore’s Biography

  1. Anthony Robinson Jr says:

    Dr. Moore,

    I want to congratulate you on your new role. You are a great leader and I am privileged
    to have met you at Tyler Junior College. I know things are going well. I hope to see you again someday.

    Anthony Robinson Jr.

  2. Michelle Strawther says:

    I am alum of Philander Smith College, I am excited about the opportunites you will bring to Philander Smith and the students. Congrat to you!!!

  3. Shelia Holmes says:

    Dear Dr. Moore:
    I’m sure that you have heard the statement that everything rises and falls on leadership. “By the transgression of a land many are its princes, but by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.” What is God saying? I believe Philander Smith College wanted to endure, they wanted a college that continues, a college that will not experience the wrath of failure, leadership is the key. They needed a man of knowledge and understanding.

    I am so proud of you and pray that God will continue to give you the knowledge and understanding to succeed on this journey!

    Blessings and respectfully submitted,
    Shelia Holmes
    Tyler Junior College

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