Professor, University of Rhode Island; DEI filmmaker
Kendall Moore, PhD, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a professor in the departments of Journalism and Film Media at the University of Rhode Island. Before joining URI in 2003, she worked as a television journalist focusing on health, race, and environmental issues.
Moore has produced numerous independent documentaries that have aired on PBS and in various film festivals. She has received several grants and awards for her work, including two Fulbright Scholar Awards. In 2016, she was commended by Crain’s magazine as a professor of merit, in the field of journalism. She enjoys mentoring women of color interested in documentary film production. She earned her B.A. from Syracuse University in Latin American Studies and an M.A. in Media Studies and documentary film, from The New School for Social Research. Her PhD research, at the European Graduate School for Media and Communication, focuses on race, philosophy and aesthetics.