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Susquehanna Hosts Renowned Scholar on Students of Color

Published on September 21, 2012

Susquehanna University recently welcomed to campus a renowned researcher, educator and consultant on the recruitment and retention of students of color. James L. Moore III is associate provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion; director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male; and professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. He spent the day talking with students, faculty and staff about academic opportunity for students of color.

Moore presented a workshop for faculty and staff on Sept. 20 titled "Engaging and Promoting Academic Success among African American Males." The workshop was followed by a reception and dinner where students and other guests further benefitted from Moore’s expertise.

Moore’s research 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 African American students; and recruitment and retention issues of students of color in gifted education and college students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors. He also researches the social, emotional and psychological consequences of racial oppression for African American males and other people of color in education, counseling, the workplace, athletics and other domains.

“There is an old proverb that says, ‘A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.’ We take that very seriously at the Bell National Resource Center,” said Moore in a video about the center’s work. “We believe that African American males must be successful in the educational system. They must make a contribution in their communities. They must impact future generations.”

Moore holds a faculty affiliation with the Ohio Collaborative, the Criminal Justice Research Center and The John Glenn Institute at The Ohio State University. He has published more than 85 articles, book chapters and special theme issues of education journals, and presented research and scholarly lectures throughout the United States and other parts of the world. He has served as an educational consultant for various school systems, governmental agencies and leading educational organizations.

Moore 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.


Karen M. Jones

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