Larry Moneta

Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania


Larry Moneta served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Duke University from 2001 to 2019 when he retired to a life of consulting, teaching and grandparenting. At Duke he led the central planning, policy formation, and coordinating agency for the University concerning student issues. Dr. Moneta worked in student affairs on a variety of campuses before joining the Duke community in August 2001, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania as Associate Vice President for Campus Services from 1997 to 2001 and Associate Vice Provost for University Life from 1992 to1997. He received his Ed.D. and B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and his M.Ed. from Springfield College.

Dr. Moneta has also served for more than 30 years as a member of the faculty in the Executive Doctorate Program in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches and advises students on campus student and administrative services. He also holds a faculty appointment at North Carolina State University and has guest lectured at institutions across the globe. 

In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Moneta, consults for institutions across the country, and presents regularly at conferences and workshops. He has been an active member of NASPA, ACPA, and other organizations, serving NASPA as a member of its National Academy for Leadership and Executive Effectiveness Board and as a member of the NASPA Foundation Board. 

Dr. Moneta’s publications include then recently published The Business of Student Affairs (NASPA, 2021) as well as numerous publications including The Influence of Technology on the Management of Student Services, Future Issues in Serving Students at Metropolitan Universities (both New Directions in Student Services monographs, 1998), Future Trends in Student Affairs for NASPA’s Leadership Exchange and When Expectations and Realities Collide: Environmental Influences on Student Expectations and Student Experiences (Larry Moneta and George D. Kuh) in Promoting Reasonable Expectations: Aligning Student and Institutional Views of the College Experience Thomas E. Miller, Barbara E. Bender, John H. Schuh, (Jossey bass, 2005). In 2022, his latest publication, Doing Business with U.S. Higher Education will be published.

In 2020, Dr. Moneta became the Board Chair of ShalomLearning, a nonprofit providing curricula, teacher training and an online platform for supplementary Jewish education. He also became a member of the Jewish Grandparents Network Advisory Board and the advisory board of Jewish Changemakers, a leadership development fellowship for Jewish college students and recent graduates that is a program presented by the Jewish Federations of North America.