Robert “Boomer” Moore received his MFA from Utah State University and BA from Montana State University, Bozeman. Prior to joining WVU in 2008, he held the position of Studio Coordinator/Instructor for nine years at Ohio University in Athens. Boomer is a fellow of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine. He has presented numerous workshops at schools and institutions across the country. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, in such venues as NCECA Clay National 2003, American Shino 2002, and The Fletcher Challenge 1998. His work has been published in The Ceramic Design Book, The Ceramic Glaze Handbook, and Claytimes Magazine. In 2004 he was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.