Paul Moore

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Senior Lecturer
PhD, MBA, MS in Human Nutrition
580 Leon Levine Hall


Paul Moore started teaching at App State as an adjunct in the Health, Leisure and Exercise Science Department in 2003 and full time for the Department of Nutrition and Health Care Management in fall 2014. Prior to this he worked at a medical fitness facility for 14 years.  He has been recognized as the 2015 Excellence in Weight Management Practice award winner, the 2013-2014 Today’s Dietitian Magazine’s Top 10 RD’s in the US Making a Difference, the 2012-2013 NCDA Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, the 2011-2012 NCDA Outstanding Dietitian of the Year and the 2009-2010 NSCA State Director of the Year. Paul completed his PhD in Leadership Studies at North Carolina A&T State University. Outside of work he is a competitive racquetball player and loves spending time with his children.


  • PhD in Leadership Studies (North Carolina A&T State University)
  • MBA (Georgia Southern University), 
  • MS in Human Nutrition (University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa), 
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Health Concepts (UNC Chapel Hill), 
  • Dietetic Internship (Winthrop University), 
  • BS in Exercise Science (Appalachian State University)

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Dietetic Association
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Weight Management DPG
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association

Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Leadership in Dietetics
  • Personality Characteristics and Job Satisfaction in Health Professions
  • Impact of leadership status/position on RD job satisfaction

Selected Presentations & Publications

  • Moore PB, Jackson KT, McAnulty L. Personality characteristics influence job satisfaction in sample of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.  Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 2021; 36(3):224-230.
  • Moore PB. COVID-19, DI Uncertainty, and Leadership Opportunities for DI Directors. NDEP-Line. 2020; Summer: 14-18.
  • Moore PB.  Leadership styles for dietetic internship preceptors. NDEP-Line. 2020; Spring:4-6.
  • 2021 NDEP National Meeting – Keynote/Opening Session: 21st Century Leadership for the Second Century Registered Dietitian Nutritionist – April 13, 2021
  • 2020 Sports Nutrition Summit – Fitness 4 Professionals; Leadership: Are you maximizing yours? Feb 8, 2020 – NC State University – Raleigh, NC
  • 2016 GAHPERD Conference – Performance Nutrition for Students on the field and in the classroom; From Recommendation to Application: Putting Sports Nutrition Guidelines into Play; Sports Nutrition: Do’s and Don’ts for the High School and Middle School Athlete – Nov 6-8, 2016 – Savannah, GA
  • Shape America – Southern District Convention – cohosted by GAHPERD – Leadership Breakfast and participant session sponsored by SUDIA, Performance Nutrition for Students: On the field and in the classroom – Feb 19-20, 2015 – Atlanta, GA
  • 2014 Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Conference – Keynote session sponsored by SUIDA, Performance Eating and Sports Nutrition – Wintergreen, VA – Feb 1, 2014
  • 2013 North Carolina Dietetic Association Annual Meeting – Sports Nutrition: More than just sports drinks – Pinehurst, NC - March 2013

Graduate Student Research

  • 2021. Gosnell S, King M, Barth M, Gutschall M, Thompson K, Moore PB.  Nutrition education for vulnerable populations affected by food insecurity and prediabetes in western North Carolina.  
  • 2021. Polich E, Barth M, Gutschall M, Thompson K, Moore PB. Development of a nutrition education Intervention for foodservice employees.
  • 2020-2021. Ballew H, Thompson K, Maroulakis RJ, Moore PB.  Documentation of patient weights and nutrition supplements by patient care staff in a rural, regional medical center.
  • 2020-2021. Coyner H, Thompson K, Carpenter MM, Barth MM, Moore PB.  Analysis of goal attainment for acute care hospital patients by the clinical nutrition team in a regional medical center.