Thank you for visiting Dr. Travis Moore's homepage. This is very much a "living" site that will grow and change alongside Dr. Moore's academic career. The site was started just as he graduated with his PhD and accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Samford University (Birmingham, AL). The blog in particular follows the experience of Dr. Moore as a new faculty member, instructor and independent researcher. It is hoped that insight into the early stages of an academic career will be of use to others. This site also serves as a place for all of Dr. Moore's publications, projects, teaching resources, code and blog to be gathered in a single location. Browse the site and chances are you will find something that can be of use. Questions and comments are welcome, and can be submitted via the site's contact form.


Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Language and Literature, Travis Moore began his graduate education at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2008. He graduated with his doctor of audiology degree (AuD) in 2012, after which Dr. Moore practiced as a clinical audiologist in a small private practice. In 2014, he accepted a position at the Vanderbilt Medical Center as a research audiologist before beginning his PhD training later that year. During this time Dr. Moore completed several projects focusing on auditory and cognitive neuroscience, as well as psychoacoustics and virtual reality. Dr. Moore graduated with his PhD in Hearing Science in 2018.

Dr. Moore is currently an assistant professor at Samford University. His appointment is in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, housed within the School of Health Professions. In his current role, Dr. Moore teaches clinical doctorate students and continues his research endeavors.



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Hearing Science
Vanderbilt University


Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

Clinical Audiology
Vanderbilt School of Medicine


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

German Language and Literature
Northern Illinois University


Associate of Arts (AA)

Liberal Arts
Waubonsee Community College

Academic and Clinical Positions


Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Samford University


Graduate Research Assistant

Stecker Lab
Vanderbilt University


Research Audiologist II

Vanderbilt Medical Center
Nashville, TN


Lead Audiologist

Hearing Aid Solutions, Inc.
Mt. Juliet, TN

Selected Publications

Dr. Moore's scholarly publications investigate the human auditory system from several angles. Most often, his work covers more "basic science" topics, such as cochlear mechanics, late cortical potentials, and the interaction of binaural spatial cues. As a trained audiologist, however, Dr. Moore is also interested in the big-picture, clinical implications of hearing loss. His related work addresses the psychophysiological and cognitive aspects of hearing impairment, including listening effort, listening-related mental fatigue and emotional processesing of sound.

All publications

Reverberation enhances onset dominance in sound localization

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2018
Stecker and Moore
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Neural mechanisms of mental fatigue elicited by sustained auditory processing

Neuropsychologia 2017
Moore et. al.
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A potential bias in subjective ratings of mental effort

Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 2018
Moore & Picou
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