Richard Pearce-Moses has been a professional archivist for more than twenty years.
In June 2010, he took became the first director of the Master of Archival Studies program at Clayton State University. The university is located just outside Atlanta, adjacent to the Georgia State Archives and a regional branch of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Before coming to Clayton State, he worked at the Arizona State Library and Archives for nearly twelve years. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Director for Technology and Information Resources, providing oversight and directing the enterprise architecture for information systems used to manage the agency's library, archival, and other collections, including both physical and electronic holdings. Previously, he held positions as the Director of Digital Government Information and as the Coordinator of the Cultural Inventory Project.
Pearce-Moses worked as Documentary Collections Archivist and Automation Coordinator for the Heard Museum, as Curator of Photographs at the Arizona State University Libraries, and as a Local Records Management Consultant for the Texas State Library. He has a master of arts in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of science in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Pearce-Moses has been an active member of a number of research projects, has served as a member of the National Archives' Advisory Committee for the Electronic Records Archives, and is currently the principal investigator for a multi-state project funded by the Library of Congress to develop a multistate Persistent Digital Archives and Library System (PeDALS), an integrated solution to curating and storing publications and archival records in digital formats.
Pearce-Moses is a past president of the Society of American Archivists and is a Fellow of the Society. He is a certified archivist, and was presented with the American Library Association’s Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. In 2002, he won an NHPRC Archival Research Fellowship to write A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (Society of American Archivists, 2005).