Patrick Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance and a master's degree in political economy from the University of Texas at Dallas. He joined the Richland College faculty as an adjunct faculty member in 2005 and became a full-time government faculty member in the school of Social Sciences in 2011.
He has spent his career working in and with government, starting as assistant director of Goals for Dallas (a nonprofit organization founded by Texas Instruments founder and Dallas Mayor Erik Jonsson, in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination). While in that position, he edited a book, Goals for Dallas: The Possible Dreams, detailing the work of goal achievement committees formed in conjunction with the city of Dallas. He also worked in coordination with the city of Dallas as a land use and zoning consultant for Fulbright & Jaworski law firm; and with the Texas Education Agency and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as deputy director of the O’Donnell Foundation, a philanthropic foundation with a primary interest in education policy.
In addition, Mr. Moore spent six years as district director for U.S. Rep. Steve Bartlett, managing the congressman's district office and advising him on legislative and policy matters. At Richland, Mr. Moore was awarded the Innovation of the Year Award in 2010 for his work on automating submission of end-of-semester grade rolls. His paper Wackos or Warriors for Truth: Exploring Conspiracy Theories was accepted for presentation at the 2011 annual conference of the Community College Humanities Association. Since 2013, he has hosted the weekly Moore & Friends radio show on Richland’s KDUX web radio station. He has also served as membership chairman of the Richland College Faculty Association and is a member of the Texas Community College Teachers Association.