Erin Moore

Erin Moore

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Moore has been with the Stetson community since 2013 and has put her own twist on each of her courses, including a zombie apocalypse course about diseases and preparedness.

  • Ph.D., psychology, curriculum and instruction, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 2013
  • M.A., psychology, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 2010
  • B.A., psychology, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 2007


Course Sampling

  • Research Methods
  • Human Sexuality
  • Human Behavior During the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Senior Project

Areas of Expertise

  • Health psychology


Erin Moore earned her Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary program that emphasized coursework in both health psychology and education, thus learning both psychology content and how to teach it. She began working as an instructor while a doctoral student and has loved teaching since her first class (which was Theories and Research in Personality). She started teaching at Stetson in Fall 2013 and has taught a variety of courses in the department. An avid fan of zombie movies and television shows, she incorporated her love of the walking dead into a junior seminar that engages students in learning about the spread of diseases, emergency preparedness, and ethical decision-making, among other topics. She has conducted research primarily in the area of health promotion but has also supported students as a mentor in research a variety of topics, including volunteering behavior, participants' reactions to research participation, and students' emergency preparedness. She travels with students to the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) conference each year to present research.


  • Promotion of health behaviors, particularly consistent condom use
  • STI/HIV testing, and communication about sex
  • mentoring students on a variety of topics in the areas of health psychology, human sexuality, and social and personality psychology


  • Moore, E., Berkley-Patton, J., Bohn, A., Hawes, S., & Thompson, C.B. (2015).
  • Beliefs about sex and parent-child-church sex communication among church-based African American youth. Journal of Religion and Health, 54, 1810-1825. doi: 10.1007/s10943-014-9950-z
  • Moore, E. (2014). Assessing God locus of control and alcohol and sexual behavior in college students. Journal of American College Health, 62, 578-587. doi:10.1080/07448481.2014.947994 Moore, E., & Harris, T. (2014).
  • Sex is like jelly beans: Educating students on the risks of oral sex. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 9, 292-307. doi: 10.1080/15546128.2014.936637 Moore, E.W., Warta, S., & Erichsen, K. (2014).
  • College students volunteering: Factors related to current volunteering, volunteer settings, and motives for volunteering. College Student Journal, 48, 386-396. Berkley-Patton, J., Bowe-Thompson, C., Martinez, D.A., Hawes, S.M., Moore, E., Williams, E., & Wainwright, C. (2013).
  • Examining church capacity to develop and disseminate a religiously appropriate HIV tool kit with African American churches. Journal of Urban Health, 90, 482-499. Schleicher, T., Moore, E., Briend, S., & Berkley-Patton, J. (2013).
  • HIV stigma and knowledge in the African American church community. Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley, 6. Available online. Berkley-Patton, J.Y., Moore, E., Berman, M., Simon, S., Thompson, C.B., Schleicher, T., & Hawes, S.M. (2013).
  • Assessment of HIV-related stigma in a US faith-based HIV education and testing intervention. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 16(3[Suppl 2]):18644. doi: 10.7448/IAS.16.3.18644 Moore, E.W., Berkley-Patton, J.Y., & Hawes, S.M. (2013).
  • Religiosity, alcohol use, and sex behaviors among college student-athletes. Journal of Religion and Health, 52, 930-940. doi: 10.1007/s10943-011-9543-z Moore, E.W. (2013).
  • HIV and chlamydia/gonorrhea testing among heterosexual college students: Who is getting tested and why do some not? Journal of American College Health, 61, 196-202. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2013.789880 Moore, E.W., & Smith, W.E. (2012).
  • What college students do not know: Where are the gaps in sexual health knowledge? Journal of American College Health, 60, 436-442. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2012.673521