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#SPA80for80: Professor Ryan Moore

Professor Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore’s expertise in statistical methods mixed with his knowledge of politics of social policies helps him explain the changing dynamics of governance in the 21st century.

“Cutting-edge methods and data collection techniques are revolutionizing politics and policy—in academics, governance, and where they intersect,” said Moore.

By continually combining quantitative with qualitative research, Moore’s scholarship innately goes beyond the page. Methodologically, he has developed and implemented methods for political experiments, ecological data, missing data, and causal inference. He has built and developed software packages that are available for other researchers to use on his website,

Moore joined SPA’s Department of Government as an assistant professor this fall. 

Previously, Moore served as an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis. From 2010 to 2012, he was in residence as a Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley as a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow.

He is the author or co-author of 12 refereed journal articles and four invited contributions. Recent publications include “Blocking for Sequential Political Experiments,” in Political Analysis; “Overcoming Barriers to Heterogeneous-Group Learning in the Political Science Classroom,” published in PS: Political Science & Politics; and “Driving Support: Workers, PACs, and Congressional Support of the Auto Industry,” published in Business and Politics.

Moore received his PhD in government and social policy and AM in statistics from Harvard University, and his BA in political science and mathematics from Yale University.


“SPA has been an exciting, vibrant place to be -- a place that supports ambitious, state-of-the-art research and that values undergraduate and graduate teaching.”