J.C.Moore grew up on a farm and oil lease in rural Oklahoma where he spent time hunting, fishing, and developing a love of the outdoors. He graduated from Mound Valley High School where he participated in sports and 4-H activities. He received a Master’s degree from OSU, a doctorate from KSU, and he has publications and presentations in molecular structure, science education, and professional ethics. He taught physics and chemistry for 38 years, 25 of those at Newman University and Friends University where he served at times as department chair, division chair, faculty president, and on many committees, notably as chairman of pre-med, curriculum, and faculty evaluation committees.

He firmly believes that the best investment we can make in our future is to educate our children and young adults. To that end, J.C. has served as a YMCA volunteer, adult 4-H leader, cosponsor of a Young Republican chapter, and a Sunday school leader. He has been a judge at numerous science competitions, science bowls, and science fairs.  He taught twelve summers in Newman’s Investigative Summer Science Program and was director of the Friend’s Dreyfus Chemistry Camp, both designed to attract students into science and healthcare professions.

J.C. is currently a member of the American Geophysical Union, the NRA, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Pachyderm Club. He has three children, and nine grandchildren, and is committed to making sure Kansas remains a great place for his grandchildren, yours, and for all future generations.