James L. Moore III, PhD, became the vice provost for diversity and inclusion and the university's chief diversity officer on May 1, 2018, in addition to his concurrent appointments as Education and Human Ecology's Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and executive director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center.
Since assuming the vice provost role in an interim capacity in 2017, Dr. Moore has served as the university's primary thought leader on diversity and inclusion matters and has helped develop and implement the strategic diversity vision for the university. His leadership of more than 60 Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) staff has also involved oversight of 20 programs and initiatives, including developing and implementing specialized diversity and inclusion training and managing a budget of over $10 million.
His prior leadership experience includes serving as secondary school coordinator for the District of Columbia Public Schools, associate provost in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, interim director for the Young Scholars Program, and program director for Broadening Participation in Engineering in the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia.
In addition to his various leadership roles, Dr. Moore has established himself as a national and international leader in school counseling, gifted education, urban education, higher education, multicultural education/counseling and STEM education. His scholarship has been printed in more than 130 publications, including five edited books, and his research has been consistently recognized by organizations such as The Education Trust, American Educational Research Association, American Counseling Association, National Association for Gifted Children, American College Personnel Association, National Association for Multicultural Education, National Association of Black Educators, and Phi Delta Kappa.
Dr. Moore earned his BA from Delaware State University and his MAEd and PhD 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 Provosts Diversity Lecture and Cultural Arts Series
- Research and Symposium Grants
- Upward Bound
- Young Scholars Program