Dr. John Moore

Professor, Walsh College

Dr. John Moore joined Northwood University in January 2016 as the Associate Dean of the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management, based in Troy Michigan. In that capacity, he oversees four masters of science graduate programs. He brings significant professional and academic experience to the classroom as well as his scholarly research. He was previously employed at Walsh College faculty as an adjunct professor in the finance and economics department in 1994, later becoming a full time member in 2008. John taught nineteen different courses during his tenure at Walsh in the areas of finance, economics and accounting programs. His research interests include business and economic history, economic policy and the State, trade policy, business cycles, history of capital markets, monetary and fiscal policy, commercial real estate and public choice theory. After graduating from Notre Dame, Dr. Moore earned his CPA license and worked for the international accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. He spent most of the following twenty-five years in the private sector in an executive role, being named chief financial officer at age thirty-one to the largest industrial real estate developer in Michigan and later serving as CFO of other private commercial real estate entities holding investments throughout the United States. During this time, he was, among other duties, primarily responsible for debt capital financings exceeding $750 million and commercial real estate acquisitions and divestitures exceeding $250 million. Professor Moore's doctoral dissertation was entitled "Interests and Ideas: Industrialization and the Making of Early American Trade Policy, 1789-1860," which explored the impact of the Industrial Revolution on economic development in the United States and how it, in turn, influenced national trade policy. A chapter of the dissertation was awarded the Colonial Dames Award in 2010 as the best graduate level paper from a Michigan based university or college relating to American history before 1800. Another portion was published as an article in 2011 in Essays in Economic & Business History and was awarded the James Soltow Award as best article by a new author. Professor Moore more recently authored an article on the economic policies of the Harding and Coolidge administrations in a 2014 edition of The Independent Review. He has been previously involved as faculty advisor to Walsh College's ACG Cup program and its' Investment Club. Dr. Moore also served terms as chair of the Walsh College Curriculum Committee and as faculty representative to the College Board's Strategic and Investment subcommittees. John also presently serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees for De LaSalle Collegiate High School, as board chair of Cedar Real Estate Investments, LLC, a Michigan based commercial real estate investment company, as a board member of the Center for the Study of Citizenship, and as Secretary/Treasurer and board member of the Economic and Business History Society. He is also a member of the Philadelphia Society.