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 executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, professor of history, and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University. He has published seven books about undergraduate education, including Connections are Everything: A College Student’s Guide to Relationship-Rich Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023) co-authored by Isis Artze-Vega, Leo Lambert, and Oscar Miranda Tapia – with an open access online version free to all readers. His next book, The SoTL Guide (CEL Open Access Book Series), is co-authored by Katarina Mårtensson and Nancy Chick, and will be published in 2025. He is on the advisory board of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and is a fellow of the Gardner InstituteLearn more about Peter’s scholarship.


Tim Peeples, CEL Senior Scholar | 336.278.5613 | peeples@elon.edu

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Tim Peeples is Senior Associate Provost Emeritus, Professor of Humanities, and Senior Scholar in the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University. Electing to return to teaching in 2024, he has committed his final years before retirement to the teaching and mentoring of first-year students, in addition to pursuing a variety of scholarly projects aimed at advancing engaged teaching and learning and liberal education. Tim joined the Elon faculty in 1998 as Assistant Professor of English, founding Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, and Director of the Writing Center. Since then, and especially throughout his 19 years in administration, Tim’s work focused on enhancing faculty development, broadly understood, and advancing high-quality, high-impact educational practices and the campus intellectual climate. Much of his intellectual work, exemplifying these values and commitments, is reflected in organizational and strategic outcomes: e.g., Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning; Center for Engaged Learning; Center for Writing Excellence; Elon’s School of Law; Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and SocietyCenter for Research on Global Engagement; Center for Design Thinking; Presidential Task Force on Scholarship (cornerstone of Elon’s 2010-20 strategic plan, “Elon Commitment”); Elon’s Writing Excellence Initiative (2013-18 Quality Enhancement Plan); and “High-Quality Teaching and Learning at Elon University,” a faculty resource for intentional, reflective high-quality teaching development and self-assessment. In addition to his disciplinary scholarship in rhetoric and writing studies, Tim has published and presented on work related to a range of engaged learning and high-impact practices and pedagogies: e.g., writing in the disciplines, mentoring, undergraduate research, community-based/service learning, global learning, portfolios, collaborative projects, and capstone experiences. Learn more about Tim’s profile here.


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.


Nolan Schultheis, Podcast Producer | nschultheis@elon.edu

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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.


Reese McNally, Content Marketer | rmcnally2@elon.edu

Reese McNally is a junior at Elon University majoring in Communication Design with a flair for creativity and a passion for interior design, marketing, and social media. She has enjoyed her time at the Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) as she has gained remarkable experience. As a team member of CEL, Reese contributes her skills by creating engaging posts and graphics for their social media platforms and developing email content related to CEL’s research seminars.