Dr. John Moore earned his doctorate in Business and Economic History from Wayne State University in 2013. In addition to three master’s degrees, Professor Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame in 1979. He joined the Walsh College faculty as an adjunct professor in the finance and economics department in 1994, later becoming a full time member in 2008. John has taught eighteen different courses during his tenure at Walsh, and specializes in the areas of global economics, investments, commercial real estate and economic and business history.
After graduating from Notre Dame, Professor Moore earned his CPA license and worked for the international accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. He spent most of the next 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 procuring over $500 million in debt capital financing and over $150 million in commercial real estate acquisitions and divestitures.
Professor Moore’s research interests include national economic policy, personal investing, and commercial real estate. His 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 will be authoring 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 is presently the faculty advisor of the College’s Investment Club. John also serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees for De LaSalle Collegiate High School and is a board member of Cedar Real Estate Investments, LLC, a Michigan based commercial real estate investment company.
Last updated: October 2013