Honorary Doctorate Degrees

University of Wisconsin-Madison logo.svg      April 2020 The University of Wisconsin-Madison announces award of the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to its alumnus, Michael Grahame Moore.

In June 2017 Moore was presented with the Honorary Doctorate degree by Athabasca University, “Canada’s distance teaching university”. The citation stated: “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the discipline and practice of distance education. One of the founding fathers of distance education, Dr. Moore developed central theories and models that informed many that followed, and has played a major role in developing distance education programs in Latin America, Scandinavia, Asia and Africa.”

In 2010, he was awarded the degree Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. The citation stated, “In recognition of his invaluable contribution with the theory of transactional distance and for his having provided professional development of the first generation of professors of the University of Guadalajara in distance education.”

The degree Doctor Honoris Causa was awarded by Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2017.

Other recognitions include:

  • Appointment as Senior Fellow by the European Distance Education and eLearning Network, (2010);
  • Induction into the (US) Adult Education Hall of Fame (2013)
  • Induction into the United States Distance Learning Association’s Hall of Fame (2002);
  • Appointed Consulting Professor at Shanghai Open University, China (2006);
  • Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge in England,
  • Visiting Professor at the United Kingdom’s Open University (2008-9);
  • Visiting Professor at Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2012).

Local recognitions include the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Outstanding Leadership award (2004), and Penn State University’s International Achievement Award (1995).

At the Pennsylvania State University, he was awarded the College of Education’s Lifetime Achievement award and appointed a Distinguished Professor in recognition of his “exceptional record of teaching, research and service.”

Some of Moore’s career highlights are included at and in Wikipedia

Journal and newspaper interviews include:

  • 2011: Exclusive Interview with Dr. Michael G. Moore, Leader and Pioneer in Distance Education:
  • 2008: Q&A with Ed Tech Leaders: Interview with Michael G. Moore. Educational Technology, 48 (4), 49-532006:
  • 2006: Michael Grahame Moore – A significant contributor to the field of educational technology Educational Technology, 46(6), 58-59.

Some older recognitions

Award for The Handbook of Distance Education. University Continuing Education Association Distance Learning Community of Practice. San Antonio April 15, 2004

Best book Award, for Distance Education: a Systems View by The National Continuing Education Association Independent Study Division, 1996

New Credit Certificate Program Award, for the Certificate in Distance Education Program by The National Continuing Education Association, 1995

American Society for Training and Development International Professional Practice Area Research Award Dallas TX, June 4th 1995.

Significant Achievement Award, for The American Journal of Distance Education by The National University Continuing Education Association, 1989

Creative Programming Award for the National Symposium on Research in Distance Education, by The National University Continuing Education Association, 1989

Russell Hosler Award for excellence in dissertation writing, Dept. of Continuing and Vocational Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nov. 1977.