Moore is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. She came to OSU in 1975. She is an environmental philosopher, and taught many classes about humans’ place in the natural world. She co-founded and served as a senior fellow with the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. She has won many awards for her writing, including an Oregon Book Award for her 2005 work, The Pine Island Paradox: Making Connections in a Disconnected World.