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.
In addition to being a Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Lubchenco is OSU’s Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology. Except for a federal appointment, she has been at OSU since 1977, where her research has focused on community ecology, conservation biology, biodiversity, global change and sustainability. Lubchenco served as the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009 to 2013, the first woman to serve in that capacity. Her awards have included McArthur and Pew fellowships, the Nirenberg Prize from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and several honorary degrees. In 1997 she served as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.