John Moseley joined the University of Oregon as a Professor of Physics in 1979. He served as Vice President for Research from 1985 until 1994, at which time he accepted the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at UO. In 2001 he assumed the position of Senior Vice President and Provost, with responsibility for most internal operations of the University. He retired in 2006, and has continued to work part-time for UO on special projects, primarily in Portland and Bend, Oregon. He has been involved in all aspects of the University, including teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, serving as Chair of the Physics Department, directing master’s and doctorate theses, service on faculty committees, and the University Faculty Advisory Council. Prior to joining UO, he was a research physicist at SRI International, and has over 100 publications in physics, as well as numerous grants and contracts supporting his research. In the administration at UO, Moseley was responsible for all academic and research programs, led in the rebuilding of UO’s science complex, including obtaining the funds for this construction, led in the doubling of UO’s research support over a 10 year period, directed UO’s federal and state governmental relations, worked closely with the UO Foundation on private gifts, directed UO’s financial planning and budgeting, and, as Senior Vice President, was effectively UO’s Chief Operating Officer. He also served as acting president on a number of occasions. Moseley chaired the Implementation Committee of UO’s strategic plan in 1992-94, and then as provost, directed the University’s strategic planning and implementation initiative in 1999-2002.
Moseley received his BS, MS and PhD degrees in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology (1960-69), and received multiple awards for his undergraduate and graduate accomplishments. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the AAAS, is listed in Who’s Who in Frontier Science and Technology, in America, and in the World, and has participated at the national and international level in numerous committees and activities. At the local level, he has participated in a number of research, economic development, and arts related initiatives.