The Ohio State University Corporate Engagement Office

James Moore III, PhD

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer
Executive Director of the Bell National Resource Center 614-688-3704

Dr. James L. Moore III is the vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer at The Ohio State University, while serving as the first executive director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male. Additionally, Dr. Moore is the inaugural Education and Human Ecology (EHE) Distinguished Professor of Urban Education. From 2015 to 2017, he served as a program director for Broadening Participation in Engineering in the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia, and, from 2011 to 2015, he was an associate provost for Diversity and Inclusion at The Ohio State University, where he managed numerous programs and units. His research agenda focuses on school counseling, gifted education, urban education, higher education, multicultural education/counseling, and STEM education.

Dr. Moore is internationally-recognized for his work on African American males. He is frequently quoted, featured, or mentioned in popular publications, such as the New York Times, Columbus Dispatch, Spartanburg Herald, Cincinnati Enquirer, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. He has co-edited five 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; (c) Black Males and Intercollegiate Athletics: An exploration of Problems and Solutions; (d) Advancing Educational Outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and (e) Gifted Children of Color Around the World: Diverse Needs, Exemplary Practices and Directions for the Future. He has also published over 100 publications; obtained over $16 million in grants, contracts, and gifts; and given over 200 scholarly presentations and lectures throughout the United States and other parts of the world (e.g., Brazil, Bermuda, Jamaica, Canada, England, Spain, China, India, Indonesia, and France).

Dr. Moore received his B.A. in English Education from Delaware State University and both his M.A.Ed. and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Throughout his career, he has received numerous prestigious awards, honors, and distinctions. Notably, he was selected as an American Council on Education Fellow, an American Counseling Association Fellow, and a Big Ten Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program Fellow. 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, a native of his Lyman, South Carolina, is married to Stephanie M. Moore, who is also from South Carolina. They have four children: James L. Moore IV, Sienna Ava Moore, Savanna Marie-Ann Moore, and Sannai Elise Moore.