About the Director

John D. Moore, PCNP’s Director for Geoscience/STEM Education since 2011, is an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow Emeritus, having served his fellowship year at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC.

He was faculty member at the Burlington County Institute of Technology in Medford, NJ for over 28 years where he developed the Geospatial Technologies Program, a Career Major, workforce development program, for students grades 9-12 pursuing careers in STEM related fields.  Mr. Moore began his career at BCIT designing and teaching the Environmental Studies Program with a particular focus on the use of real time data, satellite imagery, computer visualizations and other remote sensing data sets.

The State of New Jersey named Moore the NJ Conservation Teacher of the Year for four separate years.  He is a recipient of the NJ Environmental Educator of the Year Award by the NJ Audubon Society, NJ AgriScience Teacher of the Year Award by the NJ Future Farmers of America, and NJ Wal-Mart/Phi Delta Kappa Teacher of the Year Award.  Moore was also recognized by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers as the “Outstanding Earth Science Teacher of the Year” in NJ and was named the Eastern Section OEST, spanning seven states.

Moore is a contributing author for two texts on Environmental Sustainability and has pioneered and lectured around the world on topics relating to the incorporating remote sensing and use of real time data in the pre-college classroom.  He is the NJ GLOBE Program Partner Director and an American Metrological Society Education Resource Agent; he is also a Local Implementation Team Leader for the American Meteorology Society (AMS) DataStreme Online graduate pre-college teacher courses.  Moore is also a Peer Trainer for the AMS Maury Project, a teacher enhancement program hosted by the US Naval Academy.

He holds undergraduate degrees in Urban Planning and Environmental Science from Stockton State College in NJ, a Master’s degree in Environmental Conservation and Education from Rowan University in NJ, and has completed requirements at Temple University in the pursuit of an Ed.D. in Science Education.