Cleamon Moorer Jr., D.B.A.

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Dean, School of Business

Madonna University

Livonia, Mich.

Age: 38

 

Cleamon Moorer Jr., D.B.A., is not just the dean of the School of Business at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, he also is the author of a best-selling memoir, From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate (2010), and a second memoir, From Failure to Promise: 360 Degrees, published in 2014. Moorer earned his bachelor’s degree in management information systems at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan; an MBA and master’s in  organizational behavior at Benedictine University; and a doctorate in business administration at Argosy University-Schaumburg. “One often has to do what one has to do in order to do what one wants to do,” he says. “However, if you only do what you want to do, then you will never do what you have to do.” 

 

Moorer is the founder of Dr. C Moorer & Associates Inc., a nonprofit that provides scholarships and grants to motivated students and educators of all ethnic backgrounds. The foundation has awarded scholarships to 18 students and grants to 12 educators — totaling more than $30,000 — since its launch in 2010.  

 

Moorer hopes to travel to Rwanda to study global corporate social responsibility efforts and community vitality in a post-genocide, war-torn country. He contends that Rwanda’s success in those areas can be an impetus for global CSR efforts in the Sudan. “International business with an ethical intention to mobilize and liberate citizens has the potential to mend years of geopolitical, cultural, and historical misunderstandings and degradation of the human spirit,” he says. Moorer recently returned from Dubai, where opportunities and promise for students, laborers and expatriates abound. Commenting on his ongoing work there, he says, “I am thrilled to work with London American City College in Dubai to offer our business programs to students from thirty-eight nations including South Africa, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.”