Bell Center
Executive Director Awarded
for Educational Research

Dr. James L. Moore

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced the winners of eleven of its fifteen 2016 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 received the Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award.

Established in 2006, the Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award recognizes individuals within AERA for distinguished research, professional practice, and activities that advance public understanding of gender and/or sexuality at any level in the education community. This year’s award acknowledges Dr. Moore’s contribution to the scientific literature on Black males and its inherent impact on educational theory, practice, and policy. It also recognizes his outstanding leadership and achievements at the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male.

“I am elated to receive the American Education Research Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity in Education Research Award. I look forward to receiving the award on behalf of the Black males that I have dedicated my career to,” said Dr. Moore.

Professor Sharon L. Davies, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion as well as the Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity stated, “The research that James Moore has done is critical to the success of African American males on Ohio State’s campus. This is a well-deserved honor for his commitment to improving their education outcomes.”

AERA will honor the recipients for their outstanding scholarship and service at the fourth annual Awards Luncheon, April 10, at the AERA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Four additional AERA awards also will be announced in late March. AERA is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. 

“This year’s award winners exemplify commitment to the study and practice of education,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “We are proud to honor their outstanding scholarship and service to the field.”