Meet our Dean: Scott D. Moore, Ph.D.

Scott MooreA first generation college student, Dr. Scott Moore’s is the dean of the Division of Continuing and Global Education, having previously served as the associate dean and interim dean. He joined the campus in 1997 as an assistant professor. 

During his time in Extended Education, Moore has secured institutional approval for multiple certificates and degrees operating in self-support.  Additionally, Moore has applied to establish Fresno State’s first fully-online degree completion program, Fresno State’s Bachelor of Liberal Arts which is currently under final review.

Moore is the Principal Investigator of the Veterans Education Program, supported by grants and donations.  Designed to provide access and educational opportunity to US veterans, Fresno State’s Veterans Education Program delivers specialized curriculum to ease the veterans’ transition from military to civilian roles and has twice been invited to present to the CSU Board of Trustees.

Moore opened the first satellite campus for Fresno State, a strategic partnership with technology business in the downtown area of Fresno undergoing revitalization to offer professional development programs.

Moore is active in campus curriculum design and accreditation, serving on the campus’ WASC accreditation committee as well as the “Meaning, Quality and Integrity of the Degree” sub-committee and is author of graduate and online substantive change petitions.  He continues to publish articles encouraging the educational access to historically underrepresented groups. 

Moore holds professional certificates from WACUBO’s Business Management Institute, U.C. Berkeley’s Executive Leadership Academy, the American Association for State College and Universities, the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education, and Harvard’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.  Moore is active in Rotary International and is a member of the Board of Directors for both the United Way of Fresno and Madera Counties as well as the Downtown Fresno Foundation.  Moore previously served on the Fresno Unified School District’s Career Technical Education Advisory Board and as a grant reviewer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and is the past President of Fresno State’s Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

With a background in both Psychology and Communication, Moore accepted an invitation to become the outside-Chair of the Department of Philosophy.  After being promoted to Professor, his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, named him the “T.W. Adams Distinguished Alumni Lecturer” before joining the Division of Continuing and Global Education where he continues to find access opportunities to lifelong learners in California’s Central Valley.


Authored Positions

Extended Education's Role: Facilitating Higher Education to Historically Underrepresented Groups Metropolitan Universities

Striving to boldly serve working adults at Fresno State Fresno Bee

Leveraging technology to alleviate student bottlenecks: The Self-Paced Online Tutorial – Writing (SPOT).  Journal of Continuing Higher Education

Media Reports

Fresno State’s Career Readiness Academy (KSEE 24)

Fresno State Career Program for Upcoming Professionals (ABC 30)

State of Downtown (Fresno Bee)

Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Appointment (Fresno Bee)

Promotional Videos

Veterans Education and Bitwise Programs:

Veterans Education Program 5 year anniversary:


California Workforce Association – Convener Speech (2015)

Fresno State Downtown Center Ribbon Cutting Speech (2016)

International Commencement Speech (2018)

State of Downtown Fresno Speech (2018)