Connie M. Moss, Ed.D, is the Director of the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) in the Department of Foundations and Leadership in the Duquesne University School of Education. She is the principal architect of CASTL's theoretical framework and online learning environments and learning programs. Her research interests focus on systematic and intentional inquiry, belief formation and transformation, and identity formation in communities of practice. She has published and presented her research both nationally and internationally. She has been an invited speaker at over 300 school districts and over 30 universities. In 2005 she delivered the keynote address at the International Conference of University Teachers (IUT). Her university teaching includes both graduate and undergraduate students and in 2002 she was named the Duquesne University Teacher of the Year by Omicron Delta Kappa. Prior to joining the Duquesne University faculty, she spent over 20 years as a public school teacher and special educator in both Alaska and Pennsylvania. She served as a curriculum director for the Pennsylvania State Support Initiative and a special education compliance monitor for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She holds both teacher and superintendent certifications and consults to school districts, educational organizations and educational agencies.
She is committed to supporting programs and initiatives that foster social justice especially those focused on the education, health, and safety of children and the growth, development, and respect of women.