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Jessie L. Moore

Jessie L. Moore is director of the Center for Engaged Learning and professor of English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric at Elon University.

Since 2009, she has participated in, led, or coordinated multi-institutional research seminars on nine discrete engaged learning topics:

  • teaching democratic thinking,
  • writing and the question of transfer,
  • excellence in mentoring undergraduate research,
  • integrating global learning with the university experience,
  • faculty change towards high-impact pedagogies,
  • residential learning communities as high-impact practice,
  • capstone experiences as high-impact practice,
  • writing beyond the university, and
  • (re)examining conditions for meaningful learning.

In addition to supporting and participating in each of these discrete research areas, her position as Director of Elon University’s Center for Engaged Learning affords her the opportunity to look for through-lines and shared findings across these topics.

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 HigherEducation (with Randy Bass, Stylus, 2017), and Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research (with Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Paul Miller, CUR, fall 2018). Her work has appeared in Computers and CompositionComposition ForumComposition StudiesJournal of Faculty DevelopmentJournal on Centers for Teaching & LearningTESOL JournalWritten Communication, and in edited collections.

Jessie’s professional service to the scholarship of teaching and learning was recognized with the 2019 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Distinguished Service Award. She previously served as the elected Secretary of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC; 2015-2019), on the Executive Committee for CCCC, and as U.S. Regional Vice President of ISSOTL.