Robert L. Moore A child of the pre-Civil Rights South, Robert Louis Moore was born August 13, 1942. His parents were Golden Franklin Moore, Sr., and Margaret DePriest Moore. Dr. Moore has characterized his roots as "Cajun Catholic, Russian Jewish, and Scotch-Irish Protestant." He is married to Margaret Shanahan. They live in Chicago.
His education was extensive: 1964: B.A., Hendrix College (Religion/Behavioral Science); 1967: M.Th., Southern Methodist University (Psychology and Theology); 1968: M.Th., Duke University (Counseling Psychology and Religion); 1970: M.A., University of Chicago (Psychology and Religion); 1975: Ph.D., University of Chicago (Psychology and Religion); 1983: Diplomate, Adler Institute (Adlerian Psychoanalysis)); 1987: Diplomate, C.G. Jung Institute (Jungian Psychoanalysis). Dr. Moore was deeply impressed with three University of Chicago professors: Mircea Eliade, Victor Turner, and Paul Tillich.
His employment history shows that he has found a home at the Chicago Theological Seminary: 1973-1977: Western Illinois University, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies; 1977-1979: Chicago Theological Seminary, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Religion; 1979-1982: Associate Professor of Psychology and Religion; 1982-2005: Professor of Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Spirituality; 2005-Present: Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and Spirituality.
He was also employed 1973-Present in private practice of psychotherapy; and 1983-Present in private practice of psychoanalysis and consultant in organizational development and leadership, personal coaching.