Jewel Moore

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Jewel E. Moore is a biologist and botanist. She joined the faculty of Conway's Arkansas State Teachers College in 1947. The twenty-acre Jewel Moore Nature Reserve on the western edge of the UCA campus was named in her honor in 1980.

Moore was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, around 1918. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1936. She attended Henderson State Teachers College and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, eventually receiving her doctorate from the University of Tennessee. She taught at Mountain Pine, Beebe Junior College, and Arkansas State Teachers College.

At Arkansas State Teachers College she taught conservation, general biology, plant morphology, plant physiology, and plant taxonomy classes in the old Cordrey Building.


  • Fred Petrucelli, "Conway Botanist was Green Before Green was In," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (River Valley & Ozark Edition), May 24, 2009.

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