Jessie Moore

Director of the Center for Engaged Learning

Elon University

US United States

JESSIE L. MOORE is director of the Center for Engaged Learning and professor of English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric at Elon University. She previously coordinated Elon’s first-year writing program and professional writing & rhetoric program. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in English – Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University.

Jessie leads planning, implementation, and assessment of the Center’s research seminars, which support multi-institutional inquiry on high-impact pedagogies and other focused engaged learning topics. Her recent research examines transfer of writing knowledge and practices, multi-institutional research and collaborative inquiry, writing residencies for faculty writers, the writing lives of university students, and high-impact pedagogies. 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) and Understanding Writing Transfer: Implications for Transformative Student Learning in Higher Education (with Randy Bass, Stylus, 2017). Her work has appeared in Computers and CompositionWritten CommunicationComposition ForumJournal of Faculty DevelopmentJournal on Centers for Teaching & LearningTESOL Journal, and in edited collections.

Jessie currently serves as the elected Secretary of CCCC, as U.S. Regional Vice President (2016-2018) of ISSOTL, and as Chair of the ISSOTL Communications Committee. Her full CV is available at