James L. Moore III received his B.A. in English education from Delaware State University and earned both his M.A.Ed. and Ph.D. in counselor education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is an associate provost in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, where he also serves as the inaugural director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African-American Male at The Ohio State University. Additionally, Moore is a full professor in counselor education in the College of Education and Human Ecology. He is a native of Lyman, S.C.
Moore has a nationally and internationally recognized research agenda that focuses on how educational professionals, such as school counselors, influence the educational/career aspirations and school experiences of students of color (particularly African-American males); sociocultural, familial, school and community factors that support, enhance and impede academic outcomes for pre-K-20 African-American students (elementary, secondary and postsecondary); recruitment and retention issues for students of color, particularly African-Americans, in K-12 gifted education and those high-potential college students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors; and social, emotional and psychological consequences of racial oppression for African-American males and other people of color in various domains in society (education, counseling, workplace, athletics, etc.). In less than 11 years, Moore has made significant contributions in school counseling, gifted education, urban education, higher education, multicultural education/counseling and STEM education. To this end, he has published more than 80 publications, obtained more than $4.5 million in grants and contracts, and given more than 150 scholarly presentations and lectures throughout the world (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, India, China and Spain).
As a result of Moore’s professional success, he has biographies listed in Outstanding Young Men in America (1998 edition), theAcademic Keys Who’s Who in Education (2003 edition), the Manchester Who’s Who among Professionals in Counseling and Development (2005/2006 edition), thePrestige International Who’s Who Registries of Outstanding Professionals (2007 edition) and Who’s Who in Black Columbus (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions). He is also the recipient of Brothers of the Academy’s National Junior Scholar Award (2003), The Ohio State University’s College of Education Distinguished Scholar Award (2004), North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision’s Research Award (2004), Ohio School Counselor Association’s Research Award (2004), American Educational Research Association’s Division E Early Career Award in Counseling (2005), Ohio School Counselors Association’s George E. Hill Counselor Educator Award (2005), Counselors for Social Justice’s Ohana Award (2006), Phi Delta Kappa’s Emerging Leaders Award (2007-2008), American Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award in Counseling–Division E (2008), The Education Trust’s National Center for Transforming School Counseling Trailblazer Award (2009), Institute for School-Based Family Counseling’s Outstanding Contributions to School-Based Family Counseling Award (2009), National Association for Gifted Children’s Early Scholar Award (2009), National Association for Multicultural Education’s Carl A. Grant Multicultural Research Award (2009), National Alliance of Black School Educators’ W.E.B. DuBois Higher Education Award (2010), Ohio State’s Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus’ Lawrence Williamson Jr. Service Award (2011) and is an inducted member in numerous professional and honor societies, such as Alpha Kappa Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi and Chi Sigma Iota.