Sara Moats

Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Online Learning

Politics and International Relations

Office: SIPA 437

Phone: 305-348-4279


Curriculum Vitae


Sara Moats holds a Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Her research focuses on American political institutions, interest groups, and international organizations. Specifically, she focuses on the interaction between domestic interest groups and the various levels of government both domestically and internationally. She teaches a variety of American politics courses at Florida International University, including American Federalism, the Legislative Process, Interest Group Politics, and Environmental Politics. Additionally, Dr. Moats is an online learning specialist. Her online classes have a high degree of interaction and offer students a traditional classroom experience from anywhere in the world.

Areas of Expertise

American Government, Public Policy, Organized Interests/Group Behavior, Comparative Politics, Policy Convergence/Divergence, Western Democracies Global Issues, and International Institutions  


Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2014

MA, West Virginia University, 2006

BA,Political Science, West Virginia University, 2004