BNRC-Bell National Resource Center

Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male

In 2002, national and local research studies were conducted about the performance of African American male students in college which led concerned administrators at The Ohio State University to implement an experimental effort to better understand and, if possible, to improve retention and graduation rates for this subpopulation of undergraduates.

BNRC In the News

BNRC News-A passion for the game: evoking change and paying it forward

Unbelievable... Shocking... Cinderella... These were some of the words floated around after University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) beat Virginia 74-54 in the First Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament and the words people will continue to use for years to come, as we became the first #16 seed to defeat a #1 seed. Though our run did not last long, UMBC has its named etched in stone forever and will always be referred to as the first team to accomplish this improbable feat. Just getting to the tournament alone was an honor.

Read More

BNRC News-Bell National Centers Executive Director Awarded for Educational Research

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.

Read More

2019 Gathering of Men to feature Dr. Roy Jones

The 2019 Gathering of Men will be held on September 25, 2019, and will feature Dr. Roy Jones, Executive Director for the Call Me MISTER Program and Provost Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational & Organizational Leadership Development in the College of Education at Clemson University.

Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Brandon Smith and Howard Patton

The Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male (BNRC) at The Ohio State University has sparked many lifelong friendships between its organization's members. The same happened for Brandon Smith and Howard Patton. With Brandon Smith being from Atlanta, Georgia, and Howard Patton from Cincinnati, Ohio, it would have been a challenge meeting each other. However, out of all the organizations they were involved in on campus, the BNRC brought them the closest together. In addition, the BNRC had the biggest impact on them. For Brandon, the BNRC represented a dedication to service, purpose, and excellence.

Read More about Brandon Smith and Howard Patton