Beverly Moran is a leading tax scholar whose work includes a path-breaking analysis of the disparate impact of the federal tax code on blacks and an innovative text on the taxation of charities and other exempt organizations. Her research interests also include law and development, interdisciplinary scholarship, and comparative law. Professor Moran is a member of the American Bar Association Initiative on the Middle East and North Africa and has won a number of teaching awards and grants, including a Fulbright award, a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a grant from the Ford Foundation. Since coming to Vanderbilt in 2001, she has served on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools, the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers, and as the first director of the Vanderbilt University Center for the Americas. Before joining Vanderbilt's law faculty, Professor Moran taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she directed the Center on Law and Africa. She began her academic career on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Over the course of her academic career, Professor Moran has been a visiting professor at the University of Colorado, the University of Asmara in Eritrea, the People's University in Beijing, the Peking University and the University of Giessen in Germany. She was a visiting professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law and Michigan State University during 2012-13 and an American Council on Education Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2008-09.
Voice of Russia: Rich are getting richer, poor become more destitute—U.S. Census Bureau - September 19, 2013 - The number of Americans living at or below the poverty line remained unchanged at 15 percent in 2012, the second straight year that the rate was flat, despite a slowly recovering economy. Beverly Moran, professor of law and sociology, is quoted. (AUDIO)