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Georgia Southern University Names Ted Moore, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

11-29 Ted MooreGeorgia Southern University has named William (Ted) Moore, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. Moore currently serves as vice president of finance and planning and chief financial officer (CFO) at the University of South Carolina (USC). He will join Georgia Southern on April 1, 2011.

“I am very pleased to welcome Ted Moore to Georgia Southern University,” said Brooks Keel, Ph.D., president of Georgia Southern University. “Dr. Moore brings a wealth of leadership and experience to Georgia Southern and we are excited that he will be joining us in this critical position.”

“I am honored and proud to be welcomed into the Georgia Southern family,” said Ted Moore, Ph.D. “I look forward to working with President Keel, our vice presidents and deans, and our wonderful faculty, staff, students and alumni. Universities produce the future, and my wife and I look forward to being part of the bright future that lies ahead for the Eagles.”

At USC, Moore is responsible for leading strategic planning for the University of South Carolina System. This has included oversight of Focus Carolina, a system-wide planning initiative. In his current role, he is responsible for Business Affairs; Facilities; Law Enforcement & Safety; the Budget Office; Bursar and Controller; Information Technology; and Community and Governmental Relations. In addition, he also holds the David and Esther Berlinberg Distinguished Professorship in the Darla Moore School of Business. During his distinguished 24-year career at USC, Moore has also served as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, vice president for planning, vice provost for academic affairs, and associate provost for budget and operations.

Moore earned the Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in 1982 and maintains an active research agenda in areas such as capital investment analysis, asset pricing and risk measurement, and financial market microstructure. From 2000 to 2005, he served as executive editor of the Journal of Financial Research. He has won many teaching, research, and outstanding professor awards at USC, including the University’s most prestigious teaching award as well as the University’s most prestigious award for outstanding research.

Moore served in the United States Army from 1968-77 and was awarded the Purple Heart while serving as an infantryman in Vietnam. He is married to Linda T. Moore, who has enjoyed a career as an attorney specializing in health care law.

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