Dr. Moore is the principal of the Atlanta Classical Academy and senior advisor to the Hillsdale College Barney Charter School Initiative. He earned a BA in history from the University of Chicago in 1990 and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Edinburgh in 1999. He also served as a lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1990-1993.
Dr. Moore taught at Ashland University in Ohio for two years. For seven years he served as the founding principal of Ridgeview Classical Schools, a K-12 charter school in Fort Collins, Colorado whose high school was twice ranked the number-one public high school in the state and has also been ranked fourth in the nation for open-enrollment schools, according to U. S. News and World Report. From 2008-2014 he was a professor of history at Hillsdale College and lead advisor to the Barney Charter School Initiative, which helps set up classical charter schools around the country. At Hillsdale, Dr. Moore received the Emily Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence. He has written frequently on the issues of liberal education, limited government, and traditional manhood. He is the editor of George Turnbull’s Observations upon Liberal Education (1742), a book that influenced Benjamin Franklin and other school founders during the eighteenth century. Dr. Moore has written articles and editorials for The Claremont Review of Books, The Washington Times, HumanEvents.com, Big Government, Townhall.com, Touchstone, The Family in America, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of The Perfect Game, a novel about real boys growing up in Texas during the Reagan years. Since the summer of 2013, he has been one of the foremost critics of the Common Core: testifying before legislative bodies in five different states, posting a series of articles on Townhall.com, speaking frequently on the topic throughout the nation and on talk radio, and writing a book called The Story-Killers: A Common Sense Case Against the Common Core, available on Amazon.
Dr. Moore lives with his wife and their four children outside Atlanta.