Shelby Moser, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Art
Phone: (626) 815-2064
Office Location: Art Center, Room 1
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Shelby Moser is an adjunct professor of art history in the Department of Art at Azusa Pacific University (APU) in Southern California. She received a B.A. in History from APU, M.A. in Art History from California State University, Los Angeles, and another M.A. in the Philosophy of Art from the University of Kent, UK. Moser earned her Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent, Canterbury, with a focus on Computer Art, hacker philosophy, interactivity and analytic aesthetics. She currently lives in the UK with her husband and two sons.


  • Ph.D., Analytic Aesthetics, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
  • M.A., Analytic Aesthetics, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
  • M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)
    • Department of Art


  • Aesthetics
  • Ancient art history
  • Computer games as art
  • Contemporary art history
  • Hacker's ethic in the art
  • Ontology of interactive art

Courses Taught

  • ART 550 – History of 19th-Century Art, Criticism, and Theory
  • ART 570 – Theories and Practices of Abstraction
  • ART 594 – Independent Studio
  • ART 605 – Modernism and the Museum