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Christi Camper Moore, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Dance
  • Head of Arts Administration

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Expert Bio

Camper Moore is an assistant professor of Dance at Ohio University and heads the Master of Arts Administration program. She teaches undergraduate technique and composition, and graduate dance pedagogy and arts management courses. Most recently, Camper Moore received the prestigious University Professor Award (2022-2023) at Ohio University, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate teaching. University Professors demonstrate both excellence in teaching and a deep commitment to student learning and are given the opportunity to develop and teach a course of their choosing as a means of enriching the undergraduate curriculum. Her new course, “Eyeing the Everyday” will be offered in Spring 2023 and utilizes theories and creative-based practices in the arts to explore connections between/among observation, emotion, communication, and action. 

As a scholar, Camper Moore focuses her research on pedagogy; exploring how dance training, curriculum, and community shape a student’s identity within the context of their studies. Recent peer reviewed publications include, “‘Culture of Basic Goodness’ – examining factors that contribute to student success and sense of place in undergraduate dance major programs” (Research in Dance Education, 2021) and the co-authored article, “The extended mind: Tools to expand cognition in the collegiate modern dance class” (Journal of Dance Education, 2021). Other writing includes “Interdisciplinary Collaboration as a Source for (re)Igniting Student Creativity” (NDEO, Behind the Curtain, March 2022), and the co-authored articles, “5 Ways to Begin a Creative Movement Class” and “5 Ways to Close a Creative Movement Class” (Dance Teacher, 2022). She has presented at various conferences and given invited guest lectures. Upcoming conference presentations include the National Dance Education Organization (Atlanta, GA, October 2022). 

She is the recipient of two prominent Ohio University1804 Endowment Awards for her research and projects focused on student retention and engagement for the first-year dance major (2020-current). In addition, she was honored to have been nominated for the Social Justice in the Classroom award, given to a female educator who is dedicated to broadening students' knowledge on issues of diversity (2018).  

Her professional choreography has been presented at venues in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Recent dance works include “Sentinels” (2022) and “Residuum” (2020). Upcoming projects for 2022-2023 include setting a new work at Ohio University and for the Charleston Ballet (WV). Camper Moore regularly collaborates with colleagues in theater and has choreographed numerous main stage musicals. She has also been a dance teacher and held supervisory roles at all levels of K-12 public education. She has been an advocate for arts education in the public and private sectors, non-profit arts organizations, and at the state and national levels. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Dance at Coker College and served as the State Arts Coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Education, where she oversaw all aspects of arts education including dance, music, theater, and visual arts.  

A proud alumnus of Ohio University, she holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, M.A. and M.Ed. degrees, and a B.F.A. in dance performance and choreography.  

Expertise at a Glance

Camper Moore is an expert in dance, arts administration, and non-profit arts management. Her research is focused in themes of dance pedagogy; exploring how dance training, curriculum, and community shape identities.