Dr. Johnny Moore

Radford University Office of University Relations

Professor Emeritus of History

Johnny Moore began teaching at Radford University in 1979, but took time off to complete his doctorate at the University of Virginia. Since then he taught continuously from the early 1990s until spring 2023. His specialties include U. S. social, religious, and medical history. His book, Chiropractic in America: The History of a Medical Alternative (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), was the first book-length, scholarly attempt to explain how this sectarian health movement was able to integrate itself within mainstream medical care. He is the former editor of Chiropractic History and has published a variety of articles and book reviews. He was the recipient of Radford University‚Äôs College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award for 1994-95 and a Sun Trust Foundation/Centennial Scholars Mentor Award in 2010.  Currently, he is working on a history of celebrity in America. 

Contact: jsmoore@radford.edu