Ms. H. Dionne Moore, M.S.W., LCSW, is the director of field education and a clinical lecturer in the Department of Social Work at North Carolina Central University. She is a proud "double Tar Heel," obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Moore is also a licensed clinical social worker (NC), a credential she has held since 2001. Additionally, Ms. Moore is a 2014 graduate of BRIDGES, an academic leadership program for women in higher education.
In Fall 2009. Ms. Dionne Moore began her work in the Department of Social Work as an adjunct lecturer instructing a Foundation Field Practicum class for first-year M.S.W. students. She joined the Department of Social Work full time in Fall 2010 in its Field Education Office. From 2010–2014, she served in the capacity of clinical lecturer and field faculty liaison for BSW students. In Fall 2014, Ms. Moore accepted the position of director of field education. In this role, she provides administrative oversight of the field education program for B.S.W. and M.S.W. students while cultivating field placement opportunities for students through the development of agency partnerships.
Prior to her tenure at North Carolina Central University, Ms. Moore was employed for 13 years as a licensed clinical social worker at the Duke University Medical Center. During her tenure at Duke University Medical Center, Ms. Moore worked with the following patient populations: surgical oncology, heart/lung transplant and HIV/AIDS. For nine years, Ms. Moore practiced as a licensed clinical social worker in the Adult Infectious Diseases Clinic. Additionally, she has worked as a social work consultant for a few Durham County mental health agencies.
Ms. Moore’s research interests are in the areas of HIV/AIDS care, particularly among women and individuals of color; health disparities of the disenfranchised (educational and socioeconomically underprivileged, and southern and rural people); and information dissemination practices among older and younger African Americans. She is particularly interested in the positive and negative influence of technology, as well as spirituality, faith and "healing" practices/traditions in the African American community.
Ms. Moore is passionate about helping students become enthusiastic about learning, particularly with regard to field experience and social work practice. She is also passionate about "giving back" and empowering the community. In addition to her commitment to NCCU, Ms. Moore serves as a board member and mentor with R.H.O.D.A. Generation, Inc. (a nonprofit mentoring organization for young girls of color ages 12–18) and as a board member with the Outen Foundation.