Dr. Amy Moors joined the Department of Psychology in 2018. Her research addresses the impact of inequity on people’s belonging and well-being in intimate and professional contexts. Her focus is on the relationships people have with others (romantic partners, family, colleagues) and with broader institutions (workplaces, marriage). Much of her research focuses on issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity, and well-being.

In 2021, Dr. Moors was honored with awards from three separate national organizations. The first award is the Distinguished Professional Contribution Award from the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44) of the American Psychological Association. This award recognized her transformative research and outreach related to consensually non-monogamous relationships. Dr. Moors spoke about this area of her research on CBS in 2019.

The second award is the Oustanding Theoretical Paper Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. This award went to Dr. Moors and a number of her colleagues for their paper on attachment and sexuality titled: Sexuality through the lens of secure base dynamics: Individual differences in “sexploration.” Finally, Dr. Moors received the  Lester A. Kirkendall Outstanding Mentor Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. This award is special to her as she was nominated by students in her lab.

When she is not teaching and mentoring students, Dr. Moors directs The Onward Lab at Chapman’s Crean College. It investigates a variety of issues at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and relationships with the goal of narrowing health and well-being inequalities. Specifically, this lab focuses on diverse expressions of sexuality and inclusion/belonging in higher ed. Research assistants work individually and collaboratively on a range of projects and activities. Students interested in gaining research experience with Dr. Moors may email her directly.

Congratulations, Dr. Moors!