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James L. Moore III, Ph.D

Dr. James Moore III

Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, The Ohio State University

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. He is also the inaugural EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the College of Education and Human Ecology. From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Moore served as a program director for Broadening Participation in Engineering in the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Alexandria, Virginia. While at NSF, he was one of the program directors who founded and launched the highly acclaimed, cross-directorate, NSF INCLUDES, a $100 million plus national broadening participation in STEM initiative. From 2011 to 2015, he was an associate provost for diversity and inclusion at The Ohio State University, where he managed numerous nationally and internationally respected programs and units. 

Dr. Moore has developed a national reputation as a thought leader on important educational public policy topics and is regularly invited to share his expertise to various K-12 school systems, universities, professional associations, and governmental agencies. Dr. Moore is internationally recognized for his work on African American males. His research agenda focuses on school counseling, gifted education, urban education, higher education, multicultural education/counseling, and STEM education,  

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.