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Side Interests

Dr. Moreno enjoys reading many academic-focused books not directly tied to particular research themes. In addition to just academic goals, Dr. Moreno enjoys learning about human social interaction, and how this knowledge can be harnessed to create a more positive, unified environment in academia that works for everyone.

Dr. Moreno is always finding a new reading after the workday to keep his mind stimulated, so definitely keep coming back to see what's new! Bold/italic readings denote those in-progress.

Academic-Oriented Readings:

  • Felten P, Lambert LM. Relationship-rich education: How human connections drive success in college. JHU Press; 2020 Nov 3.

  • Clews S. The New Academic: A Researcher's Guide to Writing and Presenting Content in a Modern World. Sourcebooks, Inc.; 2023 Mar 28.

  • Booth WC, Colomb GG, Williams JM. The craft of research. University of Chicago press; 2003 Apr 14.

  • Sathy V, Hogan KA. Inclusive teaching: Strategies for promoting equity in the college classroom. West Virginia University Press; 2022.

  • Hrabowski III FA. The empowered university: Shared leadership, culture change, and academic success. JHU Press; 2019 Nov 12.

  • Lang JM. Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. John Wiley & Sons; 2021 Aug 24.

Social Interaction-Oriented Readings:

  • Dunbar R. How many friends does one person need? Dunbar’s number and other evolutionary quirks. Harvard University Press; 2010 Dec 31.

  • Laugeson E. The science of making friends: Helping socially challenged teens and young adults. John Wiley & Sons; 2013 Aug 22.

  • Crisp RJ. Social psychology: A very short introduction. Oxford University Press, USA; 2015.

  • DeWall CN, editor. The Oxford handbook of social exclusion. Oxford University Press; 2013 Mar 7.

  • Gladwell M. Talking to strangers: What we should know about the people we don't know. Little, Brown; 2019 Sep 10.

  • Cloud H, Townsend J. Boundaries updated and expanded edition: When to say yes, how to say no to take control of your life. Zondervan; 2017 Oct 3.

  • Shumway K. The Friendship Formula: How to Say Goodbye to Loneliness and Discover Deeper Connection. 2018.

  • Meurisse T, Donovan K. Master your emotions: a practical guide to overcome negativity and better manage your feelings. 2018.

  • Brackett M. Permission to feel: Unlocking the power of emotions to help our kids, ourselves, and our society thrive. Celadon Books; 2019 Sep 3.

  • Thaler RH, Sunstein CR. Nudge: The final edition. Yale University Press; 2021.

  • King V. Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness. Hay House, Inc; 2018 Dec 4.


Figured I'd include this here, to share what I've been up to in my recreational/social time. Right now, my hobbies include outdoor running, video games, movies, sports games, traveling, trying new foods, and (believe it or not) acting. Feel free to scroll below for some places I've gone to and things I've done over the past few years. Always open to makingnew connections and having interesting intellectual conversations!

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