Moore to lead Office of Diversity and Inclusion

From the Provost — May 3, 2018

Moore to lead Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Dear Colleagues,

I write to share the news that James L. Moore III, PhD, has accepted our offer to serve as the vice provost for diversity and inclusion and the university's chief diversity officer. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his appointment is effective 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, last May, Dr. Moore assumed a one-year interim leadership position in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).

During the past year, he has served as the university's primary thought leader on diversity and inclusion matters related to faculty, staff, students, and the community and has helped develop and implement the strategic diversity vision for the university. His leadership of more than 60 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. In gathering feedback about Dr. Moore's progress in his interim role, we are pleased to learn that the university community and the broader external community, including the national community, support our permanent appointment of Dr. Moore to this pivotal role.

Please join me in congratulating James. I look forward to working with him and continuing the university's goals of increasing and enhancing our richly diverse academic community.


Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost