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Jim Moran

Jim Moran

Jim Moran

Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs




B.A. Psychology and History, Duke University, 1971
M.S. Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 1975
Ph.D. Child and Family Studies, Oklahoma State University 1978


Dr. Jim Moran joined Dakota State University after serving as the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Vice-President for Accreditation and Student Success Initiatives at USD. He has also served as Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and as interim president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Moran’s roles at the University of Tennessee included Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College of Human Ecology, and Vice President for the UT Research Corporation promoting the development and licensing of intellectual property.

Dr. Moran also served as a state representative to Complete College America and the Education Trust’s Access to Success Initiative and was appointed by the Governor to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Council.  His biography is included in the Leaders in Family and Consumer Science volume published in 2016 and he served as that Association’s president in 2004-2005.



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