Cornell College Alumni Association Board of Directors

Eddie Moore '89

Eddie Moore, Jr., 1989

Eddie is a diversity consultant, educator, speaker, and author. Through his consulting firm, America & Moore, he works with students, parents, government groups, and others on issues involving diversity, race relations, stereotypes, and self-esteem.

He is founder and president of The Privilege Institute, which conducts a range of educational programs and develops program materials that explore white privilege, social justice, and many related issues. The institute conducts an annual White Privilege Conference, a concept Eddie created in 1999, when he was assistant dean of students and director of intercultural life at Cornell.

Eddie is the co-author of four books, including “The Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys” and “Teaching Beautiful, Brilliant, Black Girls.” He is a frequent speaker and workshop director on a range of race-related topics.

He holds a PhD in education from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in education from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa. He is director of diversity at Brooklyn (NY) Friends School and has served in similar capacities at The Bush School, Seattle, and Central College in Pella, Iowa.

He was a 2020 recipient of Cornell’s Leadership and Service Award.

Eddie grew up in Punta Gorda, Fla., and was urged to attend Cornell by his high school basketball coach, Jerry Voss, 1979. “I jumped at the chance” Eddie wrote, even though “lily white Iowa was far from anything” he knew. Eddie played football, basketball, and baseball for four years and credits many coaches, professors, teammates, and classmates for helping him adjust and develop a sense his potential.

“Cornell saved my life,” Eddie said. “It allowed me to see myself in roles far beyond what I had imagined.”

Eddie lives in Green Bay, Wisc.