Moody, who has taught since 2010 in the broadcasting and mass communication program, earned the Harry Shaw Award in April for outstanding contributions to the field of African-American popular-culture research at the annual conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in Chicago.
In 2012, Moody published Political Melodies in the Pews? The Voice of the Black Christian Rapper in the Twenty-first Century Church, and is nearing publication of a book on black identity in film and television. His Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University was in American culture studies with emphasis in critical studies in film, media and culture.
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