Joseph Moon

Dean of Campus Life

Dr. Joe Moon joined the student affairs staff at Emory University in 1978. He previously served ten years as Assistant Dean for Campus Life and Director of Residence Life on Emory's Atlanta campus.  In this capacity and later as Dean for Campus Life at Oxford College, Dr. Moon has been a leader in several initiatives that served to enrich the campus community. 

On the Atlanta campus, Moon and his staff reorganized undergraduate housing from single sex to coed buildings, created the Sophomore Advisor program, presented the first Songfest as a feature of new student orientation, organized the Last Lecture program, and initiated several popular theme housing programs.  While serving in this capacity, Emory added two new residential complexes: Turman Residential Center, and Woodruff Hall. Within the broader university, Moon along with colleagues from Emory College and the department of psychology organized the Help Line telephone counseling service and advocated successfully for the creation of a student Counseling Center. 

Joining the staff at Oxford College in 1988 as Dean for Campus Life, Moon is responsible for the oversight and staff supervision of several departments that support an active and educational student life, including: Center for Healthful Living, student Deversity/Equity and Inclusion, Residential Education and Services, International Student Programs, Student Involvement and Leadership, Counseling and Career Services, and Student Health Services.  Moon also works closely with the campus Chaplain, EPD, Academic Affairs deans, Alumni Affairs, and Admission.

Dr. Moon is a graduate of Furman University (BA) and the University of Georgia (M.Ed. and Ed.D).  He has taught graduate-level course at USG as well as two courses at Oxford that he co-designed: American Education and Oral History. Moon is the author of Oxford's instituional histor, An Uncommon Place: Oxford College of Emory University and a frequent speaker on the history of Emory and Oxford Colleges.

A native of Georgia, Moon is married to Cindy Knight Moon and is the proud father of Lauren and Hannah Moon.


EdD| University of Georgia| 2000

M.Ed| University of Georgia| 1978

BA| Furman University| 1976