From the Provost — April 28, 2017

ODI Leadership Announcement

April 28, 2017

University Community

Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost 

ODI Leadership Announcement

We are pleased to advise you that James L. Moore III, PhD, has accepted our offer to serve as the interim vice provost for diversity and inclusion and interim chief diversity officer. Subject to the Board of Trustees’ approval, his one-year appointment is effective 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.

Please join us in congratulating James. We look forward to working with him in this pivotal university role.