WAYNE D. MOORE

Wayne D. Moore

Associate Professor

Office

505 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-5478

Email

Department Membership

Political Science

Expertise

  • Constitutional Law and Politics
  • Constitutional and Political Development
  • Political Theory
  • Judicial Politics
  • Comparative Constitutional Studies

Professional Activities

  • University Pre-Law Advisor, Virginia Tech
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Bar
  • Faculty of Law and School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, former Fulbright Lecturer
  • American Political Science Association
  • University of Virginia, former Member of the Board of Directors

Education

  • Ph.D. Princeton University
  • J.D. University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A. University of Virginia

Awards and Honors

1997 C. Herman Pritchett Award, given by the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), for the best book on law and courts written by a political scientist and published in 1996 [for Constitutional Rights and Powers of the People].

Selected Publications

Books

Moore, W. Constitutional Rights and Powers of the People, (Princeton University Press, 1996; paperback edition, 1998)

Book Chapters

Wayne D. Moore, “(Re)Construction of Constitutional Authority and Meaning: The Fourteenth Amendment and Slaughter-House Cases,” in Ronald Kahn and Ken. I. Kersch, eds., The Supreme Court and American Political Development (University Press of Kansas, 2006).

Wayne D. Moore, “Constitutional Citizenship,” in Sotirios A. Barber and Robert P. George. eds., Constitutional Politics: Essays on Constitution Making, Maintenance, and Change (Princeton University Press, 2001).

Articles

Wayne D. Moore, “Variable Constitutional Authority: Madisonian Founding Perspectives,” American Political Thought, vol. 2 (2013), pp. 217-58.

Wayne D. Moore, “The Fourteenth Amendment’s Initial Authority: Problems of Constitutional Coherence,” Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, vol. 13 (2004), pp. 515-45.

Wayne D. Moore, “From Roots to Branches and Back: Popular Sovereignty Within Constitutional Theory,” The Good Society, vol. 13 (2004), pp. 15-20.

Wayne D. Moore, “Taking a Stand for Speech,” Magazine of History, vol. 9 (1995), pp. 19-25.

Additional Information

Current areas of research and writing include constitutional development during the American founding period, constitutional change during the Reconstruction era in the United States (especially problems with the Fourteenth Amendment’s initial authority), and problems of constitutional authority and change more generally.