Joseph Moon

Dean of Campus Life

Dr. Joe Moon joined the student affairs staff at Emory University in 1978 and served ten years as Assistant Dean for Campus Life and Director of Residence Life.  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.  Within the broader university, Moon along with colleagues from Emory College and the department of psychology organized the first Help Line telephone counseling service and advocated successfully for 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, 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, 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 teaches a course each year in education studies, leads a Freshman Seminar, and has taught in the UGA graduate student affairs program.  Moon is the author of 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, both professionals in higher education.


EdD| University of Georgia| 2000

M.Ed| University of Georgia| 1978

BA| Furman University| 1976