James E. Moore, II

Vice Dean for Academic Programs


Prof. Moore is responsible for accreditation of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s undergraduate programs, curriculum development at all levels, and various special programs and divisions within the USC Viterbi School. The focus of his research is urban transportation, including economic impact and performance analysis of transportation engineering systems, and of other infrastructure systems. He holds academic appointments in the USC Viterbi School’s Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and in the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Prof. Moore received his BS degrees in Industrial Engineering and Urban Planning in 1981 from Northwestern University’s Technological Institute (now the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science) in Evanston, Illinois. He received his MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1982, his Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Northwestern in 1983, and his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (Infrastructure Planning and Management) from Stanford in 1986.

He joined Northwestern University’s Civil Engineering faculty in 1986, and the faculty of the University of Southern California in 1988. He has served for the last 28 years as Director of the Transportation Engineering graduate program in the Astani Department. He served 16 years as Co-Director of the Construction Management Program, a special joint graduate program of the Astani Department and the USC Price School. He served as Chair of the Epstein Department from 2004 until 2010, and in 2011 was appointed Vice Dean for Academic Programs in the USC Viterbi School.