National Researcher Delivers Key Addresses to University 101 and the Black Males Project

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dr. James L. Moore III, professor of counselor education in the College of Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, will visit the SC State campus on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 and deliver key addresses to students in University 101-Introduction to the University Community at 1 p.m. in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium. Participants in the Black Males Project will hear from Moore at 7 p.m. in Belcher Hall Auditorium, fourth floor.

“Dr. Moore is nationally recognized for his research that has focused on a number of socio-cultural, familial, school and community factors that determine outcomes for African American students from kindergarten to higher education, so we are very pleased to welcome him,” says Terrence M. Cummings, executive director for the Student Success and Retention Program who oversees both University 101 and the Black Males Project. 

A native of Lyman, S.C., Moore received the Bachelor of Arts degree in English education from Delaware State University in Dover, Del., and the Master of Arts in Education and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in counselor education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va.  He is also the inaugural director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, which examines and addresses critical issues in society that impact the quality of life for African American males throughout the lifespan. 

Moore’s extensive research has focused on students of color regarding educational and career aspirations; school experiences; recruitment and retention issues; social, emotional, and psychological consequences of racial oppression for African American males and other people of color; and research on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors in higher education. 

With over 75 publications and over 100 scholarly presentations, Moore has received a number of awards and has biographies listed in Outstanding Young Men in America, Academic Keys Who's Who in Education,Manchester Who’s Who Among Professionals in Counseling and Development, Prestige International Who’s Who Registries of Outstanding Professionals and Who’s Who in Black Columbus.  He also holds membership in professional and honor societies to include Alpha Kappa Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi andChi Sigma Iota.

“Dr. Moore’s research and insights certainly are of keen interest to Student Success and Retention in its campus wide integrated approach to student success and retention, and especially the potential for him to empower first-time freshmen and Black males at SC State,” Cummings said.

The events are free and open to the University community. For more information on Moore’s visit, contact Terrence Cummings at (803) 533-3721, or send an email to