Steven Moore

Director, Center for Spatial Studies; Director of Sponsored Programs; IRB Administrative Coordinator
Center for Spatial Studies

Steve Moore

Areas of Expertise

  • Cognitive Psychology of Spatial Thinking Development
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Geographic Information Science (GIScience)
  • Proposal Development
  • Scientific Image Analysis
  • Spatial Thinking Education
  • Sponsored Programs Management
  • STEM Curriculum Development
  • Teacher Training
  • Using Drones in Geospatial Instruction


Ph.D., Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona
MBA, University of Illinois, Chicago
B.A., Biology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

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Dr. Moore is Director of the Center for Spatial Studies (CSS) and Director of Sponsored Programs at the University of Redlands. In his role as CSS Director, Dr. Moore oversees the research and instructional support activities of the Center for Spatial Studies. With a vision of empowering faculty and students to integrate spatial thinking in their academic, personal, and professional lives; fostering cutting-edge spatial research and scholarship; and helping create a better world through meaningful community service, the CSS supports instruction and research in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Education. In his role as Sponsored Programs Director, Dr. Moore supports faculty and staff as they search for and acquire public and private funding for research, scholarship and other programs. Before coming to the University of Redlands, Dr. Moore was CEO of Science Approach, a small business, and Executive Director of the Center for Image Processing in Education, a nonprofit company. Both organizations developed online lessons, e-books, and professional development programs that introduced middle school–college instructors and students to digital image analysis and geographic information systems as tools for self-guided research and discovery. During his career, Dr. Moore has served as Principal Investigator on 19 federally and privately funded science education projects that focused on using digital image analysis, geographic information systems, and other computer-based visualization technologies for student learning in grades 5-12 and college. Nine of these projects were funded by Small Business Innovative Research/Technology Transfer grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Moore is a graduate of the National Institutes of Health Commercialization Assistance Program (NIH-CAP). A recently completed NSF grant—Spatial STEM+C—evaluated curricular materials designed to improve the spatial thinking, computational, and mathematical skills of K-5 students.