Department Chair of the Department of Social Work and Associate Professor of Social Work
Matt Moore, Associate Professor and Department Chair, joined the faculty in 2014.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from Hanover College. I earned my MSW and Ph.D. from Indiana University. My research focuses on the integration of social work in sports, which has led to several journal publications, national presentations, and the first ever Sport Social Work textbook. I am the Editor for the Sport Social Work Journal, which is the only peer-reviewed journal with an emphasis on Sport Social Work. I am also the co-founder and Past President of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS). I have a track record of working with multiple sports organizations from the youth to professional level.
I love teaching courses on social welfare policy, research, and macro practice. In 2017, I won the Excellence in Teaching Award at Ball State University. This was easily one of my favorite accomplishments of my academic career. I spent several years as the BSW Program Director before embarking on my role as Department Chair.
Outside of academia, I am a lifelong tennis player and former collegiate athlete. I spent over a decade coaching at the varsity high school and Division I college level. I am the current Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at Anderson University. I also love spending time with my family, which includes watching my kids play hockey, race Karts, rock climb, and do gymnastics. We are also a family dedicated to Autism awareness. This is a cause very personal to our lives.