Gloria M. Moran is a legal scholar and canon lawyer. Since 1992, she has been a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Law, Religion and Public Policy (Derecho Eclesiástico del Estado) in the Faculty of Law at the Universidade da Coruña (Spain).
She received the Spanish Law Degree, which is equivalent to the J.D. First Class, from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 1979. In the following year, she was awarded a doctoral grant from the Council of Europe to prepare her doctoral dissertation at the Gregorian University and La Sapienza (Rome). She received her Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Canon Law First Class cum laude from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in 1982. She was a Postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley during academic year 1983-84, and at the Catholic University of America and the Graduate Theological Union (Washington, D.C.) during academic year 1984-85.
Dr. Moran has received the Official Academic Recognition of Excellence in European Higher Education (EHEA) consistently over 30 years: 6 terms of 5 years each as a certified professor of excellence in law school graduate, masters and doctoral programs; and 5 terms of 6 years each as a certified top scholar by the ANECA (National Evaluation of Excellence in Spain).
Dr. Moran is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Church and State, Oxford University Press, and has served as a scientific referee for several international university periodicals and journals, including Stato, Chiese e pluralismo conffesionale (University of Milan); Ius Ecclesiae (Facoltà di Diritto Canonico della Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome).
Dr. Moran’s teaching blog, launched in 2009, has already received more than more than 40,000 viewers.
Dr. Moran has been a main speaker at a wide number of international conferences and seminars held at academic institutions, including at the Vatican and in Malta, Madrid, Leuven, Bologna, Milan, Rome, Kiev, Moscow, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, Tehran, Chicago, Atlanta, Provo (Utah) and Washington, D.C. Since 1983, she has published 5 monographs and more than 60 scholarly articles, reviews, and specialized editorials (in Spanish, Italian, French, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian and English) in European and American law journals. Detailed information is available at her scholars website.