Walsh College

John Moore, Ph.D., Finance & Economics

Professor, Finance and Economics
Curriculum vitae

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Areas of Expertise

  • Economic policy and the State
  • Trade policy
  • Business cycles
  • History of capital markets
  • Monetary and Fiscal policy
  • Commercial real estate
  • Personal Investing


Professor Moore began his professional career in the late 1970s.  He is a certified public accountant registered in the State of Michigan, and was initially employed with the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand.  Later, he worked in the leasing and commercial real estate industries, including time at the Taubman Company.  At age     thirty-one, John was named vice-president and chief financial officer of the R. A. DeMattia Company, a large Michigan-based industrial real estate development company.   He also served for twelve years as chief financial officer of Commercial Properties Services, a national based commercial real estate company.  John continues to consult   with real estate clients.

His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame (BBA, 1979), and masters’ degrees from Walsh College (MSF, 1995), American Military University (MA, 2001), and Wayne State University, (MA, 2009).  John has been employed since 2008 as an associate professor in the Finance and Economics Department at Walsh College, where he began teaching as an adjunct in 1994.  He teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and his primary areas of academic interest include business and economic history, global economics, commercial real estate, and investments. 

Mr. Moore has appeared on radio and television, and in print, regarding the economy, stock market, Federal Reserve, real estate and other topics as a subject matter expert, including Crain's Detroit Business, WJR radio, WWJ radio, Detroit Public Television, Fox Business News online, and Yahoo Finance online.  His academic awards include a scholarship grant from the Colonial Dames Society (2010), the Dr. Gerald Dreslinski Scholarship at Wayne State University (2010), and the James Soltow Award by the Economic and Business History Society (2011).


PhD, History, Wayne State University (2013)
Dissertation Title: “Interests and Ideas: Industrialization and the Making of Early American Trade Policy, 1789 – 1860”
M.A., History – Concentration American Business and Economic studies, Wayne State University (2008)
M.A., History - Concentration in American Military studies, American Military University (200
M.S.F. Finance - Concentration in Economic studies, Walsh College (1995)
B.B.A. - Concentration in Accounting, University of Notre Dame (1979)

Awards / Honors  Economic and Business Historical Society James Soltow Award, 2011
Wayne State University Graduate School Exhibition, 2011
Colonial Dames Award, 2010
Dr. Gerald R. Dreslinski Award, 2010 
Professional Activities 


  • Board of Trustees, Economic and Business Historical Society (2011 to present)
  • Board of Trustees, De LaSalle Collegiate High School (2010 to present)
    • Chairman (from 2013 to present)
  • Member, De LaSalle Collegiate High School Finance Committee (2004 to present)
  • Member, De LaSalle Collegiate High School Pension Fund Subcommittee (2010 to present)
  • Faculty Member (voting), Walsh College Investments Committee (2013 to present)
  • Faculty Member (voting), Walsh College Finance and Planning Committee (2013 to present)
  • Chair, Walsh College Faculty Curriculum Committee (2012 to present)
  • Chair, Walsh College Faculty Scholarship Committee (2011 to present)
  • Member, Walsh College Learning Assessments Committee (2010 to 2012)
  • Faculty Advisor to Walsh College Investments Club (2013 to present)
  • Faculty Liaison to Walsh College “ACG Cup” Mergers and Acquisitions competitive teams (2010 to 2013)
  • Member, Birmingham Public Schools Finance Program Advisory Committee (2013 to present)

Academic Memberships:

  • American Historical Association
  • Business History Conference
  • Economic History Association
  • Economic & Business History Society
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
  • Society for Military History
  • Society of Civil War Historians
  • The Historical Society