"In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The continued success of Walsh College can be attributed to various things. One that stands out for our students is the level of dedication and professionalism brought to the classroom by our faculty. Combining the theoretical approach into the experiences these men and women have had in the workforce gives them a unique prospective and dynamic teaching style.
The third faculty profile is of Dr. John A. Moore CPA, Professor of Finance and Economics. Dr. Moore joined the full-time faculty at Walsh College in 2008 after teaching as an adjunct faculty member since 1994. He previously worked for almost 30 years in the private sector, first in public accounting and then primarily as chief financial officer for several medium-sized companies.
Dr. Moore was kind enough to answer a few questions so all of you could get to know him a bit better!
Hometown is Detroit … but I was born in Juneau, Alaska!
BBA, Accounting, University of Notre Dame
MSF, Economic Studies, Walsh College
MA, Military History, American Military University
MA, American Business & Economics, Wayne State University
PhD, American Business & Economics, Wayne State University
HUGE baseball fan … been to Tiger fantasy camp … usually travel each year for Tiger spring training and/or road games
What was your dream growing up?
Actually thought about law and politics … glad I didn’t!!
Why did you decide to teach?
I enjoyed the classroom as a student and wanted to give it a try from the other side… started as an adjunct in 1994 and have never looked back!
Why should students choose Walsh College?
Great instructors … they know their stuff and have great insights about the real world. Walsh is also a place where students get far more personalized attention that at most other schools
Most fond memory at Walsh College
Both as a student and faculty member it’s the personal friendships… we are a collection of good and talented people
Advice for students
It all starts with character … use your smarts to their potential, work hard, care about others, always act with integrity. You do that, and your career (and life) will work out fine. You’ll also find that personal satisfaction and happiness come from the journey itself, and not from the end scorecard.
Mac or PC
Pepsi or Coke
Paper or Plastic
Alison Krauss and Union Station
Stay tuned for more blogs to give you an inside peak into the lives and minds of some of our esteemed professors and be sure to take the time to sit down with your professors outside of classroom time, they are pretty amazing people!