David T. Moore has been a member of the faculty of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University since 1982. As an educational anthropologist, he studies learning as a social process in a variety of non-school settings, especially the workplace. Moore has done ethnographic work on internships, service-learning, and other forms of experiential education since 1979.
His publications include “Discovering the Pedagogy of Experience” (Harvard Educational Review, 1981); “Learning at Work: Case Studies in Non-school Education” (Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 1986); “Thinking About Learning from Experience” (NSEE Quarterly, 1997); “Curriculum at Work: An Anthropological Perspective on the Workplace as a Learning Environment” (Journal of Workplace Learning, 2004); and “Analyzing Learning at Work: An Interdisciplinary Framework” (Learning Inquiry, 2007). With Thomas Bailey and Katherine Hughes of Columbia University, he co-authored Working Knowledge: Work-based Learning and Education Reform (RoutledgeFalmer, 2004).
Moore was named the Researcher of the Year in 2004 by The National Society for Experiential Education. In 2007 and 2008, he was the keynote speaker at the Martha's Vineyard Institute on Experiential Education, sponsored by Northeastern University and the World Association for Cooperative Education.
Moore earned a doctorate in learning environments from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1977.