History Professor John Moore to Receive Hart Award


History Professor John Moore to Receive Hart Award
John Moore holds up a copy of the Charter of the United Nations during a teach-in addressing the possibility of war in Iraq in October 2002.
Moore will be honored at Fall Convocation with the Hart Award.
Moore participated in the inaugural Matt's Run last October.

Cal Poly Pomona will honor longtime history professor John A. Moore with its George P. Hart Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership, the university's highest faculty award.

The Hart Award, now in its 11th year, recognizes faculty members who are regarded as role models and leaders, both on campus and in the community.

Moore will receive the award during Fall Convocation on Monday, Sept. 17.

“I was surprised to be nominated and humbled to receive the award. I am understandably impressed with all the former recipients, and I was a long-time friend and colleague of George Hart, for whom I had the highest regard. So I will accept this award as a wonderful compliment that I just hope I deserve,” said Moore, a professor emeritus who began teaching at Cal Poly Pomona in 1965.

Moore's scholarship has resulted in the publication of numerous articles and books, including his 2006 volume The New United Nations: International Organization in the 21st Century coauthored with Jerry Pubantz. He and Pubantz garnered an Outstanding Academic Title for 2000 award for their book To Create a New World? American Presidents and the United Nations.

In addition, Moore has twice received Fulbright awards. In 2004, he was appointed the Laszlo Orszagh Distinguished Chair in American Studies by the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program, allowing him to join the faculty of humanities at Peter Pazmany Catholic University in Hungary. In 1999, he was Senior Fulbright Lecturer/Scholar at the University of Tampere, Finland.

Moore is also known for his mentorship of students. He has advised the university's National Model United Nations team since 1977, and built it into one of the strongest programs in the international competition. His teams have regularly garnered the coveted Outstanding Delegation and Outstanding Position Paper awards.

Throughout his career, he has been recognized by numerous groups. At Cal Poly Pomona honors have included the Distinguished Teacher Award, Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award, Outstanding International Scholar Award and Outstanding Professor Award in the History Department; he was granted a Lifetime Achievement Award by the United Nations Association, and has won awards for papers given at professional conferences.

“I am delighted that the university has decided to honor John Moore with the Hart Award,” said Moore's nominator, history associate professor Dr. Zuoyue Wang. “It's not only a fitting recognition of John's outstanding contributions to our campus, but also a message to younger faculty members, and to the students, that it is both possible and highly fulfilling to live a life integrating learning, exploration, and community service.”

The Hart Award was established in 1996 following the death of George P. Hart, a well-respected 30-year member of the Political Science department and an associate dean in the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences. Hart had also served on the Academic Senate for 15 years.