Richard Pearce-Moses was the founding director of the Master of Archival Studies program at Clayton State University. Before coming to Clayton in 2010, he served as Deputy Director for Technology and Information Resources at the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. (Complete resume.)
Richard Pearce-Moses has been a professional archivist for more than thirty years and has been a member of the Academy of Certified Archivist since its inception. He has a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001), a Master of American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin (1987), and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin (1976). He has worked in a wide range of archives with a variety of subjects and formats, including photography, regional history, Native American art and culture, and state and local government. For the past decade, he has focused on digital archives and libraries, including finding ways to capture and preserve digital publications on the Web and new ways to automate processing electronic records.
The Library of Congress named him a Digital Preservation Pioneer in 2008, and the American Library Association presented him with the Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology in 2007.
Richard served as the President of the Society of American Archivists (2005-2006). He is a Certified Archivist and a Fellow of the Society. His presidential keynote, Janus in Cyberspace: Archives on the Threshold of the Digital Era, focused on the impact of electronic records on the archival profession.
Pearce-Moses is the principal author of A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (Society of American Archivists, 2005). He is co-author with Susan Davis of New Skills for the Digital Era (Society of American Archivists, 2007).
Pearce-Moses retired from active teaching in the summer of 2015. He remains active as a faculty affiliate, pursuing research with the InterPARES Trust and directing student research.