Bell National Center’s
Executive Director Awarded for
Educational Research

Dr. James. L Moore III at a podium

Founded in 1916, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) - the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning - has announced the winners of its 2019 awards for excellence in education research. Among those honored is Dr. James L. Moore III, Executive Director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male and Education and Human Ecology Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Moore will be presented with the Social Justice in Education Award. Established in 2004 in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the 40th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the 30th anniversary of the Lau v. Nichols decision, the Social Justice in Education Award honors an individual who has advanced social justice through education research and exemplified the goal of linking education research to social justice.

Throughout his career, he has received numerous prestigious awards and honors from AERA. In 2017, he received the 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; in 2016, the Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award; in 2008, Distinguished Scholar Award in Counseling–Division E; and, in 2005, the Early Career Award in Counseling–Division E. According to Education Week, a distinguished panel of educational scholars, in both 2018 and 2019, named Dr. Moore as one of the 200 most influential researchers who inform educational policy and practice in the United States.

In addition to his executive directorship and distinguished professorship, he also serves as the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. “It is nice to be honored and recognized. Words cannot express this enough. Ohio State has certainly provided me an excellent platform to pursue my research agenda, as well as other professional endeavors that are very important to me,” says Dr. Moore.

As this year’s recipient of the Social Justice in Education Award, he will deliver the Social Justice in Education Award Lecture at the 2019 Annual Meeting, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Additionally, Dr. Moore will be honored at the Awards Celebration and Dessert on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the same location.