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Michelle W. Moore, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Associate Professor

Director of the Language and Literacy Laboratory

Coordinator of Graduate Programs

Dr. Michelle Moore completed her undergraduate work at Penn State University where she majored in both Life Science and Spanish. She obtained her M.A. in Communication Sciences from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, before completing her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Moore joined the WVU faculty in 2012. Her recent research projects have focused on 1) the organization and use of phonological knowledge, and 2) the functional role of the visual word form area (VWFA), a left-hemisphere brain region that is known to be associated with reading and reading impairment. To study these topics, Dr. Moore has employed basic behavioral, neuroimaging, and neuropsychological experimental techniques.

Current Responsibilities

  • Teaching and supervision 
  • Research and scholarship 
  • Professional service

Current Courses

  • CSAD 222/222H, Phonetics 
  • CSAD 336, Language Acquisition 
  • CSAD 496, Undergraduate Thesis
  • CSAD 497, Independent Research 
  • CSAD 618, Evidence-Based Practice in CSD 
  • CSAD 625, Child Language and Literacy Disorders
  • CSAD 750, Information Literacy
  • CSAD 794C, Seminar: Topics in Linguistics and Literacy