Shelby Moser, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Department of Art

Phone: (626) 815-2064
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Shelby Moser, PhD, is an adjunct professor of art history in the Department of Art and of philosophy in the School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University (APU) in Southern California. Her research interests are primarily in analytic aesthetics, philosophy of digital works & videogames, and art history. A few of her publications include Videogame Ontology, Constitutive Rules, and Algorithms (Routledge 2018), The Aesthetics of Interactivity (Routledge 2020), and Toward a New Regard of Digital Works (Routledge 2021). She is also a resident author with the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on the Philosophy of Digital Art. Moser earned her PhD in the History and Philosophy of Art from the University of Kent in Canterbury (UK).


  • PhD, Analytic Aesthetics, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
  • MA, Analytic Aesthetics, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
  • MA, Art History, California State University, Los Angeles
  • BA, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

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


  • Analytic Aesthetics
  • Art History
  • Philosophy of Games

Courses Taught

  • ART 354 – History of Ancient Art and Architecture
  • ART 357 – History of Contemporary Art and Architecture
  • ART 359 – Women In Art
  • PHIL 100 - Introduction to Philosophy