Kelly Moore, PhD

Dr. Kelly Moore is an Assistant Professor at Duquesne University, where she conducts an undergraduate course entitled Emotional Intelligence. She holds a certification as an Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i 2.0® and EQ 360®) Coach. Prior to Duquesne, Dr. Moore was a business analyst and consultant at ITA Group, a major player in the motivation and incentives space. Previously, she worked in the field of Sports Marketing for the Houston Astros and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. She has a PhD from Iowa State University, a MBA from Drake University, and a BBA in Finance and BA in Mass Communications from the University of Iowa. In her spare time, she loves to travel, attend music and sporting events, and spend time with her children, Zoey & Kellan.

Research Interests:

I’m preparing to submit research on mindful eating for publication. I worked with a psychologist in grad school to develop a mindful eating intervention as well. In other research, I’m very interested in the role of mindfulness in dealing with addictions (both food and social media).

Educational Interests:

Developed and taught an Emotional Intelligence (EI) class at Duquesne, inclusive of happiness and mindfulness topics. I am certified to administer the EQ-i 2.0 assessment. Students begin the class taking the assessment and we develop a plan to strengthen their EI. The course also includes the following topics: self-awareness, interpersonal relationships, decision-making, stress management, cultural intelligence, diversity, and time management. I have several activities related to these topics. I also incorporate a unit on mindfulness as a technique for improving EI where we visit the campus health center to engage in meditation (e.g., body scan).

I also utilize the following Harvard Business materials. Harvard ManageMentor Collection: Managing Yourself (available at: