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Citadel News Service
7 May 2008

School of Humanities and Social Sciences gets new dean

Winfred “Bo” Moore has been named dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel. 

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Moore was among four finalists in the national search for a replacement for founding dean Al Finch, who after serving five years will return to teaching in the psychology department in the fall. Moore, who has been at The Citadel since 1976, will be replaced by Professor Keith Knapp as department head.

“Dr. Finch did a wonderful job of forming the new school, communicating its vision and building a strong advisory board,” said Sam Hines, provost and dean of The Citadel. “Dr. Moore and Dr. Knapp are outstanding members of our faculty and will continue the legacy of excellence in the development of principled leaders at The Citadel.”

Moore earned his undergraduate degree from Furman University and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Duke University. A professor of history who specializes in the study of the American South, Moore is the editor of six books, the most recent of which is the forthcoming “Toward the Meeting of the Waters: Currents in the Civil Rights Movement of South Carolina during the

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Keith Knapp
Twentieth Century.” He is also the author of articles on the political and racial history of the modern South. Moore has been head of the history department since 1997. 

Knapp is the history department's specialist on East Asia and holds the Westvaco Professor of National Security Studies chair.

A native of Pound Ridge, N.Y., Knapp received his undergraduate degree in history and Asian Studies at the State University of New York at Albany, and his master’s and doctorate in East Asian History from the University of California, Berkeley. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. The University of Hawaii Press recently published his book “Selfless Offspring: Filial Children and Social Order in Medieval China.” The manuscript he is presently working on is entitled " The Lives of Filial Children: A Study of Two Medieval Chinese Manuscripts Preserved in Kyoto." Knapp has been at The Citadel since 1995.

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