Nonverbal Behavior between Men and Women Topic of Low Lecture at Southeast


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 6, 2006ᾰDr. Monica Moore, professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Webster University, will present The Joseph H. Low, Jr., Lecture April 20 at Southeast Missouri State University.  Moore will speak on nonverbal behavior between women and men.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall.  The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Communication.

Moore’s research focuses on the nonverbal communication of courtship by women and men.  She has published several articles on this subject in a variety of journals including Ethology and Sociobiology, Semiotica, Journal of Sex Research, The Sex Scientists and Perceptual and Motor Skills.  She has also published articles in two books, Handbook for Conducting Research on Human Sexuality and Let’s Talk:  A Cognitive Skills Approach to Interpersonal Communication.  In addition to her research publications, Moore has given many presentations at a wide range of academic conferences, conventions and institutes. 

Moore received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri-Rolla.  She earned her master’s degree and her doctorate at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She has taught at Webster University since 1986. 

The Joseph H. Low, Jr., Lecture is made possible by a generous donation from Mrs. Mildred Low in honor of her son who was a professor at Southeast from 1962 to 1998.  The lecture annually brings distinguished leaders and scholars in communication to the Southeast campus.

Dr. Joe Low spent his entire academic career in the Department of Speech Communication at Southeast.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Baker University.  He earned both his master’s degree and his doctorate from the University of Denver.  As a professor at Southeast, he served as assistant director of forensics, graduate studies advisor, interdisciplinary studies advisor, professor of mass communication and debate coach.  He developed and taught classes in public speaking, interpersonal communication, managerial communication and group discussion.

Low was heavily involved in homecoming and athletics.  As a booster, he was an ardent fan of the athletic teams at Southeast.  He also was actively involved in the community and was a long time member of the Rotary Club and a major supporter and fundraiser for St. Francis Hospital.  In 1998, Low retired and moved to Arizona.