Center Staff

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

Peter Felten, Executive DirectorPeter Felten is executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and professor of history at Elon University. He works with colleagues on institution-wide teaching and learning initiatives, and on the scholarship of teaching and learning. In his teaching, Peter aims to help students think critically and write clearly about the connections between the lives of individual people and larger themes in history. As a scholar, he has published six books about undergraduate education including most recently (with Leo Lambert), Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2016-17) and also of the POD Network (2010-2011), the U.S. professional society for educational developers. He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development, on the advisory board of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), and a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, a foundation that works to advance equity in higher education. Learn more about Peter’s scholarship.

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

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. As a Seminar Leader for the 2011-2013 Elon Research Seminar on Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer, she facilitated multi-institutional research on writing transfer. She is the co-editor of Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer (with Chris Anson, The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, 2016),  Understanding Writing Transfer: Implications for Transformative Student Learning in Higher Education (with Randy Bass, Stylus, 2017), and Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research (with Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Paul Miller, CUR, fall 2018). 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.

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

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.

Chris Sulva, Program Coordinator | 336.278.5106 | csulva@elon.edu

Chris Sulva assists with logistics of the Center’s programs and events. In addition, he supports the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.