ANISSA D. MOORE
attended Hunter College, City University of New York where she received her Master of Arts degree in Communications/Media Studies. A Brooklyn native, she joined the full-time Communications faculty at Nassau Community College, State University of New York in 1996. She was the first African American to secure a tenured position in the Communications Department.
In July 2006, she was elected Chairperson of the Communications Department.
She is the first African-American woman to serve as the Academic Chairperson. In
January 2011, Prof. Moore was appointed as the Dean of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Nassau Community College. She is the first African American woman
to serve in this administrative position. Anissa is currently a Full Professor at Nassau.
Anissa is committed to social justice. She has served within numerous organizations which focus on mentoring at-risk women and children in New York
City and Long Island. Ms. Moore has also served as a mission worker to the Mississippi Delta and Detroit, Michigan.
Anissa is a playwright, poet and choral director. Ms. Moore’s creative works
include the collaboration: Sistas on Fire! a drama newsical regarding the African-
American woman experience. Furthermore, she served as a Contributor for the
Judson Press book: Women at the Well: Meditations for Quenching Our Thirst Vol. 2. She recently completed Mad Girl: Reflections on Race, Class and Gender, a
collection of personal essays which will be released in Fall 2017.
Anissa is a recent recipient of the John L. Kearse Trailblazer Award granted bythe Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County for her outstanding leadership in Nassau County. On November 3, 2015, Anissa D. Moore became the first African-American woman elected to the Long Beach City Council. Anissa Moore embraces the motto of her shero, Shirley Chisolm: “I am and always will be
a catalyst for change.”