James L. Moore III assumed the role of Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion on May 1, 2017.
James joined Ohio State’s faculty in 2002 and currently serves as a rotating program director for Broadening Participation in Engineering in the Engineering directorate at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. He concurrently serves as the inaugural Education and Human Ecology (EHE) Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and executive director of Ohio State’s Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male. In addition, from 2011 to 2015, he served as the associate provost for diversity and inclusion.
He has taught undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio State and is internationally recognized for this work on African American males. His work is widely published and has appeared in more than 100 publications. He also has garnered more than $9 million in grants and contracts and given more than 200 scholarly presentations globally.
Among his many honors and recognitions, this week the American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced that James was selected as a recipient of its Scholars of Color Mid-Career Contribution Award and the Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group’s Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarship. Additionally, he is an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program (ALP) Fellow, and American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow. In 2011, he was bestowed a proclamation from the Ohio House; in 2014, a resolution from the Columbus City Council; and in 2015, a key to the City of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in English Education from Delaware State University and both a master’s degree and doctorate in Counselor Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- ACCESS Collaborative Program for single parents who are students
- ADA coordinator
- Bell National Resource Center on the African-American Male
- Career and Job Fair
- Community Outreach and Engagement
- Graduate and Professional Student Recruitment Initiative
- Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center
- International Travel Grants
- LGBTQ and Questioning Initiatives
- Latino and Latin American Space for Enrichment Research (LASER)
- Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color
- ODI Scholars Program
- National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning
- President and Provost’s Diversity Lecture and Cultural Arts Series
- Research and Symposium Grants
- Upward Bound
- Young Scholars Program