UNK Professor Invited to Attend Oxford Round Table in August at the University of Oxford in England

Dr. Tami James Moore
associate professor of family studies and interior design, 308.865.8663

Dr. Tami Moore, a University of Nebraska at Kearney associate professor of family studies, has been invited to attend the Oxford Round Table in August at the Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford in England.

Only about 32 participants attend the Oxford Round Table each year from around the globe.  Participants are invited to submit papers and a few are selected to be the basis of specific discussions throughout the session.

“The overall theme this year is the status of women on an international scale, particularly in terms of leadership,” Dr. Moore said.  Dr. Moore’s areas of expertise are diversity development, family studies and human sexual behavior.
This five-day think tank does not set a specific agenda, but allows the participants to develop dialogue on issues of significant value within their field and country.

The Oxford Round Table convened in 1989 for the first time to provide a forum for the study and consideration of current issues facing state and national systems of education in the United States, the United Kingdom and other selected countries.

According to Dr. Moore, participants are identified through nominations made by previous participants; from recommendations from Round Table directors, who are actively involved in higher education and public school leadership; and from those who have been recognized with presentations and awards from state and national organizations.

“They do not reveal which of these selection methods, or combination of these, resulted in my invitation,” Dr. Moore said. “I have several national and international presentations that may have drawn their attention.”

Dr. Moore’s paper, From Geishas to MTV: The Bartering of Female Sexuality through the Ages, has been accepted for the session.

“I am honored to be selected and look forward to the discussion on the topics,” she said.  “I am sure that my teaching and research will reap positive benefits from my participation.”