Dr. James L. Moore III
Biographical Sketch

James Moore IIIDr. James L. Moore III is the inaugural Executive Director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University. He is also the EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the College of Education and Human Ecology. From 2011 to 2015, he served as the associate provost for Diversity and Inclusion, where he managed numerous programs and units, including the Morrill Scholarship Program, ODI Scholars Program, Young Scholars Program, Upward Bound of Columbus, Upward Bound of Wooster, Community Outreach, Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, and Administration/Special Programs. 

Dr. Moore is both internationally and nationally recognized for his work on African American boys and men. He has been quoted, featured, and/or mentioned in a number of popular publications, such as the New York Times, Columbus Dispatch, Cincinnati Enquirer, La Crosse Tribune, Toledo Blade, Harlem News, Spartanburg Herald, Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbus Business First, Prism Magazine, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. His research agenda focuses on school counseling, gifted education, urban education, higher education, multicultural education/counseling, and STEM education. Dr. Moore recently co-edited three books: (a) African American Students in Urban Schools: Critical Issues and Solutions for Achievement; (b) African American Male Students in PreK-12 Schools: Informing Research, Policy, and Practice; and (c) Black Males and Intercollegiate Athletics: An exploration of Problems and Solutions. Further, he has published over 100 publications; obtained nearly $9 million in grants, contracts, gifts; and given over 200 scholarly presentations and lectures throughout the United States and other parts of the world.

Throughout his career, Dr. Moore has received numerous prestigious awards, honors, and distinctions. Notably, he was selected as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow (2013-2014) and Big Ten Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Academic Leadership Program Fellow (2012-2013). Additionally, in 2011, he was bestowed a proclamation from the Ohio House [OH]; in 2014, a resolution from the Columbus City Council [OH]; and, in 2015, a key to the City of Spartanburg [SC]. Dr. Moore is a native of Lyman, South Carolina and currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his beloved wife, Stephanie, and three children, James IV, Sienna Ava, and Savanna Marie-Ann.