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Dani Parker Moore, Ph.D.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D.

University of Chicago, Master of Arts, Social Sciences

North Carolina Central University, Bachelor of Science



Dr. Dani Parker Moore, is an assistant professor of Multicultural Education and director of the Schools, Education, and Society Minor at Wake Forest University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on multicultural education, community engagement and educational psychology. Her research interests include social foundations in education, qualitative research methods, social justice education, and parent/caregiver engagement in schools and community engagement. Dr. Parker Moore also serves as the Interim Academic Director for the Master of Curriculum & Instruction program at the School of Professional Studies.

Parker Moore’s current scholarship examines the experiences of essential worker parent/caregivers in facilitating online learning during the pandemic. Dr. Parker Moore addresses educational inequities and opportunities for social action through qualitative research and analysis. She is experienced in studies that focus on students, parents, caregivers, and community-based mentors with data collection involving semi-structured interviews, ethnographic observations, surveys, and focus groups. She most recently co-edited Mentoring Students of Color: Naming the Politics of Race, Social Class, Gender, and Power (2019).

Parker Moore serves as the Executive Director of the Wake Forest University Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School, a free six-week, literacy-based summer program for rising third through eighth-grade students, with the mission of empowering youth to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, country, and the world with hope, education, and action. Parker Moore is the 2020 recipient of the Faculty Service Excellence Award from Wake Forest’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement.



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Assistant Professor, Department of Education and Interim Academic Director in Curriculum & Instruction

Wake Forest University