November 7, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Notable Alumni | Moore Works with EPA on Environmental Cases

Graphic for College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Award

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences launches the Notable Alumni Awards, honoring 37 Notable Alumni in 2017 for broad accomplishments in their careers, a commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University, the College of Arts & Sciences, and its students.

John T. Moore ’88 Sociology

Ohio University alum John T. Moore works in the nation’s capital, helping to enforce the country’s environmental statutes through legal cases with the Environmental Protection Agency.

John Moore

John Moore

He earned a bachelor’s degree in in Sociology from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1988.

“I enrolled at Ohio University in Fall 1982. Business was my original major, but I switched to sociology after taking a few elective classes that interested me,” Moore says. “I returned in Fall 1987 and lived in Cady House on South Green—and made a lot more great friendships, many of which I maintain to this day.”

After graduating in 1988, Moore headed to Washington, D.C., and began a career as a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he still works to this day.

“In my 29 years here, I have worked on many environmental cases, working with our client, the Environmental Protection Agency, in enforcing our country’s environmental statutes. Throughout the years, I have won numerous Outstanding Performance awards, as well as a Bronze Medal Award presented by EPA for our team’s efforts in obtaining penalties against coal mining companies for violations of their mining permits,” Moore says.

“I have won several awards at work throughout my years, but none come close to the pride I take in being recognized by my alma mater, Ohio University.”

Connections to Ohio University

“For the past ten years, I have been involved with the Nation’s Capital Chapter of the Ohio Alumni Association. I served as the chapter’s Sports Chairman for many of those years, and for the past 16 months I have served as the chapter president. It is rewarding to work with fellow Bobcats, as well as the OAA staff back in Athens, to organize events and meet so many others who enjoyed their time in Athens, too,” Moore says.

OHIO Mentor

“I fondly recall having classes with Dr. Eric Wagner, and he helped guide me through a period when I needed to leave school in February 1986,” Moore says.

Favorite Bobcat Memories

“I had never been to the campus before moving in to Mackinnon Hall. Residence hall life was very enjoyable for me. I made a lot of good friends in my three years in Mackinnon. As an only child, being thrust into a position of sharing a room with three other guys helped me grow up in a lot of ways outside of the classroom,” Moore says.

“I spent much of my time at Peden stadium for football games, the Convocation Center for men’s and women’s basketball games, and Bird Arena for hockey games. Among the many classes I enjoyed, I loved The History of Baseball, The History of Rock and Roll, Violence Against Women and broomball (which I took every winter quarter). My uptown location of choice was The Nickelodeon.”

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