Former History Major Colleen Moore (Class of 2001) first explored her passion for history at American University. Now, after obtaining her Ph.D. in Russian History at Indiana University in Bloomington, she is an assistant professor of history at Florida Southern College. “My undergraduate coursework in history at American well prepared me for graduate school, and beyond,” Moore said.
She singled out classes taught by the late James Mooney as particularly inspiring. “If it weren’t for Mr. Mooney, I wouldn’t have become a history major, but I am so glad I did. I recall my classes at American fondly and use some of the same texts that I read for them in my own teaching.”