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ACE Names Moore as a Top Senior Faculty and Higher Education Administrator

EHE News
April 12, 2013

The American Council on Education has announced that James L. Moore III is one of two Ohio State University representatives named ACE Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year.

Moore is an associate provost in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male. He also is professor of counselor education in the Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology.

The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, strengthens institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration. Fifty Fellows, nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process.

“I am deeply honored that President E. Gordon Gee nominated me to be an ACE Fellow,” Moore said. “He is one of the nation’s most esteemed and respected college presidents. I am confident that I will learn a lot from him, as well as the many other senior administrators that I will work alongside at my host institution.”

Moore has a nationally and internationally-recognized research agenda focused on academic achievement for minority students, particularly African American boys and men. His work has consistently published in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals and books. He has secured large grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, U. S. Department of Education, AT&T Foundation Inc. and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

He also has received numerous prestigious international and national awards, honors and distinctions for his research and has been invited to present his research at different universities, school systems and organizations throughout the United States and other parts of the world.

Having served on the graduate committees of more than 45 students, he is as strong of a professor as he is an administrator and scholar. As an associate provost, he secured five-year funding from the U.S. Department of Education for two Upward Bound grants. He also formed the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Scholars Program and improved the effectiveness of the Morrill Scholars Program, one of the nation’s largest diversity scholarship programs.

He implemented numerous initiatives for doctoral and professional students. Notably, Moore was selected as one of five Ohio State Big Ten CIC Academic Leadership Program Fellows.

Under his guidance, the Bell National Resource Center has become a national model for retention, and it has been profiled in publications such as DIVERSE: Issues in Higher Education, Chronicle of Higher Education, and the College Board’s The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color.

The number of African American undergraduate males who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at Ohio State rose from 224 in 2006 to 473 in 2012. The retention and graduate rates for African American males have also increased. The Bell National Resource Center has also expanded its scope by conducting research.

The second 2013-14 ACE Fellow from Ohio State is David Graham, assistant provost and associate athletic director for Student-Athlete Success.

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