OSU chief diversity officer to speak at Lima branch

Forum: 12:15 p.m., Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, Reed Hall, OSU-Lima. With Chief Diversity Officer Dr. James L. Moore III.

LIMA — Ohio State University at Lima will host Chief Diversity Officer Dr. James L. Moore III at 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, Reed Hall.

Moore will discuss diversity and its impact on enrollment, teaching and retention.

There will be a reception from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. in the Reed Hall cafeteria.


In addition to Ohio State Lima students, faculty and staff and community members, 150 students in the Lima City Schools Closing the Achievement Gap program will attend.

Dr. Moore is the vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at The Ohio State University. He serves as the executive director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male. As the inaugural Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the College of Education and Human Ecology, Dr. Moore’s research focuses in particular on how to ensure success in education and life for African American boys and men.

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 Arlington, 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.

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., and 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. Dr. Moore has co-edited five books: African American Students in Urban Schools: Critical Issues and Solutions for Achievement; African American Male Students in PreK-12 Schools: Informing Research, Policy, and Practice; Black Males and Intercollegiate Athletics: An exploration of Problems and Solutions; Advancing Educational Outcomes in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Historically Black Colleges and Universities; and Gifted Children of Color Around the World: Diverse Needs, Exemplary Practices and Directions for the Future. He has also published over 130 publications; obtained over $14 million in grants, contracts, and gifts; and given over 200 scholarly presentations and lectures throughout the United States and other parts of the world such as Brazil, Bermuda, Jamaica, Canada, England, Spain, China, India, Indonesia and France.

Dr. Moore received his BA in English Education from Delaware State University and both his MAEd and PhD in Counselor Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 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.

Forum: 12:15 p.m., Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, Reed Hall, OSU-Lima. With Chief Diversity Officer Dr. James L. Moore III.

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