Roy L. Moore is Professor of Journalism and Telecommunications and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Communications and Information Studies at the University of Kentucky. He served in 1993-1994 as the Acting Director of the School of Journalism and Telecommunications and was Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Communications ( 1988-1993). During 1998-1999 he was Chair of the University of Kentucky Senate Council.
The first edition of Mass Communication Law and Ethics was published in 1994. A second book, Advertising and Public Relations Law(co-authored with Ronald Farrar and Erik Collins), was published in 1998, also by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Professor Moore has published more than two dozen articles in professional journals, including the Journal of Communication, Journalism Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, and the Journal of Consumer Research. He has also published four book chapters and presented dozens of papers to various professional associations. He is the past chair of both the Law Division and the Mass Communications and Society Division of the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Professor Moore earned his BA in English from Berea College, his MA in Communication from the University of Kentucky, his PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his JD in Law from Georgia State University. He is a practicing attorney and has served as an expert witness in several media law cases. He is a certified mediator with the Mediation Center of Kentucky, a senior arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau of Central and Southeastern Kentucky, and a former arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association in construction arbitration. In 1998, he was one of six professors selected as a "Great Teacher" by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association.