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Marlene Moore
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Marlene Moore

Marlene Moore, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, was appointed effective June 1, 2010. Moore served as the dean of University of Portland’s College of Arts and Sciences for 11 years. She began her career with University of Portland as a biology professor in 1976. Before becoming dean, she chaired the college’s science division for seven years and served for three years as special assistant to the dean for science development. Most immediately prior to coming to Willamette, she served as the Rev. Joseph Powers, C.S.C., Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence at the University of Portland.

Moore holds a PhD in human anatomy from Baylor College of Medicine (1975) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in endocrinology at Oregon Health Sciences University (1976). She earned a BA in biology from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas (1969).