John Jude Moran was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Xaverian High School at the age of 16, John received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from St. John's University's Notre Dame College in 2 years at the age of 18. John then attended New York Law School, from which he received his Doctor of Law Degree at the age of 21. John's first teaching experience was at the City University of New York, which he began while still in law school. John also taught part-time at St. John's University MBA program. After becoming a member of the New York Bar, John worked for a law firm and then a corporation in Manhattan.
In 1982, John moved to Cameron Lake in Staten Island. At that time, John began writing his first book, Practical Business Law. This book was published in 1985. It is now in its third edition and has been used in almost 100 colleges in the United States and six foreign countries. John returned to St. John's University to pursue an MBA in finance, which he received at the age of 30.
After teaching at St. Peter's College for 1 year, John became a member of Wagner College's faculty in 1985. He has served as chairman of the Department of Business Administration and is currently a Professor of Business and Employment Law. In 1995, the first edition of Employment Law: New Challenges in the Business Environment was published. John resides in Grasmere, Staten Island, with his dog, Cuddles and his cats, Sweetheart and Chubby.