Maggie Moore-West 

Professor

Ph.D., Behavioral Sciences, Bryn Mawr College
MSW, Psychiatric Social Work, Smith College
MA, Liberal Education, St. John’s College
BA, Sociology, University of New Hampshire

Maggie Moore-West received her BA from the University Of New Hampshire with a major in Sociology; an MSW in Psychiatric Social Work from Smith College where she wrote her thesis on Alienation and Anomie Among College Students in the Sixties; an MA in Liberal Education from St. John’s College Graduate Institute and her PhD from Bryn Mawr College with an emphasis in behavioral and social sciences and social research methods. Her dissertation, Family, Friends and Partners: The Search for Intimacy and Autonomy: A Network Analysis of the Lives of Working Women, was an ethnographic analysis of women in the workplace.

Maggie worked in postdoctoral research with Dr. Samuel Bloom, a medical sociologist, with whom she developed and implemented the program evaluation of the first problem based curriculum in medical education in the United States. The research focused on comparative curricula and socialization into the medical profession. Her research interests are varied; however she has mostly published in the area of socialization into the professions and innovations in medical education. Her current research, which she is presenting nationally, is focused on the area of cultural studies emphasizing post secondary education and women in doctoral education and dissertation work. She has worked extensively in qualitative research methods: ethnography, oral histories, interviewing, and survey design.

In the Doctor of Arts program, she currently teaches Social Critiques and Qualitative Research Methods with an emphasis on the Oral History, and has also taught Doctoral Seminar, and Leadership and the Creative Imagination. She also advises doctoral students in internships and independent studies and serves as chairperson/advisor for many of the doctoral candidates during their dissertation work.