Scott T. Moore

Contact Information

Phone: (970) 491-6145


Office: Clark C-342

Role: Faculty

Position: Associate Professor

  • Public Policy
  • Public Organizations
  • Colorado Politics and Government


Dr. Moore received his B.A. in International Relations from Knox College and earned an M.A. and PhD. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.    One of Dr. Moore's enduring projects of research over 20 years is the study of public organizations wherein the tensions and conflicts within (and among) public agencies constitute substantive policy arenas in their own right. This interest is reflected in several publications on street-level bureaucracy, a recent pair of papers and review essays reviewing the state of the 'street level bureaucracy' field.   Another current research project concerns the politics of property taxation in Colorado. This project emphasizes the historical institutional development of the Colorado property tax (and tax protests).  Currently preparing manuscripts on the politics of structuring a Tax Commission in 1910 and the origins of the property tax protests in the 1920's and 1930's.   A related effort encompasses the post WWII property tax assessment reforms through the wholesale legislative reforms of the late 1960 s, to the Gallagher Amendment in 1982, to the taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR).  Based on his interests in state and local fiscal development Dr. Moore has been a regular participant in the Western States Budget Roundtable which annual reports are published by the University of Utah Center for Public Policy and Administration.[available -]

The recession(s) over the past decade have caused many CSU grads to put off plans for postgraduate study. Please do NOT hesitate to contact me for a letter of recommendation to support your application(s). The passage of time will not dampen my enthusiasm to help you attain your career goals!

Courses :

  • POLS103 State & Local Politics and Government:  Spring 2016 & Summer 2016
  • POLS351 Public Administration:  Spring 2016
  • POLS451 Policy Design & The New Governance:  Fall 2015
  • POLS550 Advanced Public Administration:  Fall 2015
  • POLS652 Public Organization Theory


PhD. in Political Science (Hawaii)


POLS351 — Public Administration - Syllabus

This course fulfills the Public Policy requirement of the Political Science Major. It is a basic course in the subject of public administration. It is intended for those who intend to pursue careers in public service as well as those who want to know more about how government work in the practical sense. To be taught Spring 2016 and Fall 2016.

POLS451 Policy Design and Governance [New Course Fall 2015] - Syllabus

New course in Fall 2015 emphasizing the operations of various ‘non-bureaucratic’ means of enacting public policies, from public authorities to government sponsored enterprises (GSE’s). to provisions of the tax code, to social insurance.

POLS550 — Advanced Public Administration - Syllabus

This is one of the core courses in the Public Policy graduate curriculum which serves Political Science M.A. and PhD. students.