Matt Moore (he/him), PhD, MSW, is an Associate Professor and Chair for the Department of Family Science and Social Work at Miami University. He is the Co-Founder and Past President of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS) and the Founding Editor for the Sport Social Work Journal (SSWJ). ASWIS is a non-profit organization focusing on networking, education, and advocacy for social workers and related practitioners working on wishing to work in sport-based environments. Through ASWIS, he was the co-creator of the Sport Social Work Certificate Program and the Annual Sport Social Work Symposium. SSWJ is the only peer-reviewed journal with an emphasis on sport social work in the world. The journal publishes two volumes each year. His research expertise lies within promotion of sport social work and the interdisciplinary nature of addressing the biopsychosocial well-being of collegiate athletes. Matt has led several research projects generating over 5 million in external funding, leading to 40 peer-reviewed publications or submissions, and over 50 national or international conference presentations. Matt wrote the first-ever textbook on sport social work. He served on the National Collegiate Athletic Association Task Force for Sleep Disorders. He serves as a researcher for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, which includes leading studies on substance use and mental health. Matt has provided over 4,000 hours of practicum supervision to students in sport-based settings. He has over a decade of teaching and administrative leadership within higher education settings. He was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award at Ball State University and was a finalist for the 2022 Outstanding Teaching Award at Ball State University. Outside of academia, Matt has 17 years of competitive tennis coaching experience at all levels of sport. This includes work at the collegiate level at Butler University, Anderson University, and currently at Miami University. He has earned three Coach of the Year awards through either the Hossier Crossroads Conference or the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Sport Social Work, Sport for Development, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Policy, Research, and Macro Practice
Ph.D., Social Work, Indiana University
M.S.W., Social Work, Indiana University
B.A., Psychology, Hanover College