Jessie L. Moore, Director | 336.278.5649 | jmoore28@elon.edu

Jessie Moore

Jessie L. Moore is director of the Center for Engaged Learning and professor of English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric. She leads planning, implementation, and assessment of the Center’s research seminars. She is the author of Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Staff (Stylus Publishing, 2023) and co-editor of Cultivating Capstones: Designing High-Quality Culminating Experiences for Student Learning (with Caroline J. Ketcham and Anthony G. Weaver, Stylus, 2023), Writing Beyond the University: Preparing Lifelong Learners for Lifewide Writing (with Julia Bleakney and Paula Rosinski, CEL Open Access, 2022), Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research (with Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Paul Miller, CUR, 2018), Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer (with Chris Anson, The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, 2016/2017), and Understanding Writing Transfer: Implications for Transformative Student Learning in HigherEducation (with Randy Bass, Stylus, 2017). Her recent research examines engaged learning practices (including high-impact pedagogies), transfer of writing knowledge and practices, multi-institutional research and collaborative inquiry, writing residencies for faculty writers, and the writing lives of university students. She previously served as the elected Secretary (2015-2019) for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC); as U.S. Regional Vice President (2016-2018) for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; and on the CCCC Executive Committee (2010-2013). Learn more about Jessie’s scholarship.


Peter Felten, Executive Director | 336.278.6609 | pfelten@elon.edu

Peter Felten

Peter Felten is professor of history, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University. During the 2022-2023 academic year, he has been named Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, at Carleton University in Ottawa. Peter has published six books about undergraduate education including (with Leo Lambert), Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). His next book, a student guide to relationship-rich education, is co-authored with Isis Artze-Vega, Leo Lambert, and Oscar Miranda Tapia, will be published by Johns Hopkins in 2023 (with an open access online version free to all readers). He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) and also of the POD Network, the U.S. professional society for educational developers. He is on the advisory board of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and is a fellow of the Gardner Institute, a foundation that works to advance equity, justice, and upward social mobility through higher education. Learn more about Peter’s scholarship.


Jennie Goforth, Managing Editor | 336.278.5788 | jgoforth@elon.edu

Jennie Goforth

Jennie Goforth, Managing Editor for the Center for Engaged Learning, oversees the Center’s ongoing publishing operations, including two book series, to produce peer-reviewed publications on engaged learning that feature work from the Center’s research seminars and think tanks, and other international research on high-impact educational practices.





Donna Camp, Program Coordinator | 336.278.5106 | dcamp2@elon.edu

Donna Camp assists with logistics of the Center’s programs and events. In addition, she supports the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.


Carissa Pallander, Senior Publishing Intern | cpallander@elon.edu

Carissa Pallander (she/her) is a sophomore at Elon University, majoring in English, Creative Writing. She is very happy to be working with CEL this semester! Her work includes editing blog posts and upcoming books as well as creating social media content for CEL.


Lizzy DiGrande, Senior Publishing Intern | edigrande@elon.edu

Lizzy DiGrande

Lizzy DiGrande, one of the Publishing Interns for the Center for Engaged Learning, is a senior at Elon University, majoring in Psychology, with minors in Creative Writing and Neuroscience. As an aspiring publishing professional, Lizzy is very excited to get hands-on experience working in the field. At the CEL, some of Lizzy’s projects include copyediting articles, formatting blog posts, and creating social media graphics.


Nolan Schultheis, Podcast Producer | nschultheis@elon.edu

Picture of Nolan Schultheis, standing next to a poster highlighting the Center's initiatives.

Nolan Shultheis is a first-year student at Elon University studying Psychology with an interest in law. Eager to assist others in their learning and college process, Nolan adds his creative input into the Center’s podcasts. In addition to working as the Center’s Podcast Producer, Nolan is also a legal professions scholar. The program provides mentoring and learning opportunities for students interested in legal education.