Joëlle Anne Moreno
Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development &
Professor of Law
B.A., Swarthmore College
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
Professor Joëlle Anne Moreno is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Swarthmore College, and most importantly a native New Yorker who attended Stuyvesant High School. Before beginning her academic career, she served as a federal prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice.
As the College of Law’s first Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development Professor Moreno supports the development of the faculty as scholars and teachers. She is an experienced teacher of Evidence, Scientific and Forensic Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Her research and scholarship focuses on evidence and constitutional law issues and includes articles that have appeared in the Boston University, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Tulane, Utah, and Akron law reviews. As a firm believer that academic work should have real world application, Professor Moreno has examined problems that include the misuse of police officers as expert witnesses and the evaluation of scientific-legal standards governing evidence of vaccine injuries and child abuse. She has presented her work at academic conferences including programs held at Yale, Akron, Houston, William & Mary, Thomas Jefferson, Seton Hall, and Michigan State law schools and at venues outside the ivory tower, including meetings of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the judges of the U.S. Court of Claims, the World Vaccine Congress, and the Society for Pediatric Radiology. Professor Moreno also serves on the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ Multistate Essay Examination Drafting Committee and is a past chair of the AALS Evidence Section.