1) How would you attract more experts to the site?
I do not think it is as much about attracting them to the site, as it is about getting them to contribute and come back on a regular basis. I do think that SP StackExchange has a great reputation in the developer community already. So it is not as much about spreading the word about the site, as it is about spreading the word about what it means to you to have a great reputation here. Basically clarify the positive sides of being a top contributor.
2) How would you resolve a dispute between two users?
Here the chat is a great tool. Invite them both to a chat room, let them clear the air while trying to steer the conversation to be as constructive as possible. Many times a dispute is a good way to realize that people see things in different ways, but that the main goal for all in this community is the same (to be kick-ass good SharePointers)
3) How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments?
This sounds like a situation where a private chat, clarifying the basic ground rules of the site, would go a long way. I have a feeling that most of these situation rises due to lack of understanding of these rules from new users, but when they have gained some reputation they will have to learned what this community is all about!
4) How would you handle a situation where another mod closed/deleted/etc a question that you feel shouldn't have been?
It somewhat depends on the uniqueness of the question. If it is a question that has been asked in similar variants multiple times before, it is not much to argue about. But, if it is a unique question, clearly in the scope of SharePoint Stackexchange, I would take a chat with the moderator in question to see if we could agree on reopening / undeleting the post.
5) What would you do to encourage the community to take advantage of chat?
The chat has both good and bad sides. That bad being that the answers and good tips that comes out of a chat is not available to other members. But I do recognize the need for chat when discussions grow large. What I would do is to also try to use the chat more in situations where a user has asked a way to broad or unclear question, to try to sort out the real problem and clarify the question.
6) How would you improve the voting rate on the site?
Voting really must increase on SP.SE. It is one of the biggest objectives of becoming a good contributor, to build great reputation!
This has turned in to a bad circle at SP.SE I think, since you need to have a bigger base of active members to get more upvotes, and you need more upvotes to get more active members!
What we need to do is to clarify what you gain by being a good contributor, and that it is not dangerous to upvote a question or an answer. I mean, even if the answer later turns out to be wrong, it may still have given some good input or good thoughts!
Another part is to welcome the new users better, to make them feel more as a valuable part of the community from day one! (See question 8)
7) I believe it was Voltaire that said "With great power comes great responsibility". Hence being a moderator takes a special kind of person that can handle conflicts objectively and unbiased. Have you ever had disputes with other users that resulted in you being suspended from SharePoint Stackexchange?
No I am afraid I haven’t. Surely I have been in minor disputes about some edits, or some close vote on a question, but nothing big. You just have to be the bigger member and know when the fight is not worth fighting! Instead I try to be constructive in my feedback, referencing to the FAQ to state my case.
8) What would you do to get new users to become returning contributors at SP.SE?
I think a nice warm welcome in form of a comment on their first question or answer comes a long way. You want them to feel like a part of the community from day one! Trying to avoid to nitpick about the format of the first posts I think will help them to feel more welcome as well. Once they gain some reputation we can help them to learn the rules, and clean up their first posts.
9) What are your concerns about SharePoint StackExchange that you will be looking into solving once you become a moderator?
The voting rate is way too low. Around here you are happy to get a single upvote on your answers! Sometimes you even get your answer accepted, but still no upvotes. It seems that this has been somewhat of an ongoing trend, older posts tends to have a lot more votes that post from the last year or so (surely this has to do with the fact that they are older as well, but I do not think that is the whole truth).
A big part in this is to get people to be returning contributors! The more active members, the more votes, is my vision!
10) What kind of time commitment do you plan to make for moderating the site?
Already today I spend about 1-3 hours a day on SP.SE, this is really the most time I can put in and still manage to do a good job outside of the cyberspace! With that said, I think it is plenty enough with this kind of time commitment since I will have time to go over all new posts, and plenty more besides that :)