Jessie Moore

Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Center for Engaged Learning
Belk Pavilion-Teaching&Learning 117
2610 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5649

Professional Expertise

Writing Studies; Professional Writing; Engaged Learning


  • Ph.D., Purdue University, English - Rhetoric & Composition, with emphasis on Second Language Writing and secondary areas in Writing Program Administration and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • M.A., Purdue University, English - Rhetoric & Composition
  • B.A., University of Wyoming, English

Employment History

  • Associate Professor, Professional Writing & Rhetoric, Elon University, 2010-present
  • Assistant Professor, Professional Writing & Rhetoric, Elon University, 2004-2010

Courses Taught

  • ENG 110 College Writing
  • ENG 206 Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • ENG 215 Introduction to Professional Writing & Rhetoric
  • ENG 217 Writing Technologies
  • ENG 282 CUPID Studio
  • ENG 304 Understanding Rhetoric
  • ENG 313 Special Topics in Professional Writing & Rhetoric
  • ENG 319 Writing Center Workshop
  • ENG 381 Writing Internship
  • ENG 415 Advanced CUPID Studio
  • ENG 497 Senior Seminar
  • Elon College Fellows 111: Paths of Inquiry
  • Ireland: Literature, History, and Culture (Study Abroad)
  • Elon 101

Leadership Positions

  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Communications Committee (Chair), 2014-
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2013 Conference Co-Chair
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication, Committee on Undergraduate Research, 2013-
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication, Executive Committee, 2011-2013
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication, Second Language Writing Committee, 2005-2011
  • Carolinas Writing Program Administrators, Board Member and Web and List Manager, 2007-present
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Second Language Writing Interest Section Past Chair
  • Center for Engaged Learning Associate Director, Elon University, 2012-Present
  • Professional Writing & Rhetoric Coordinator, Elon University, 2005-2014
  • College Writing/ENG 110 Coordinator, Elon University, 2006-2011


  • Multi-Institutional Research Practices
  • Engaged Learning
  • Writing Transfer
  • Writing Lives of University Students
  • Communities of Practice in Second Language Writing
  • Service-Learning in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Reacting Pedagogy in TESOL
  • Digital Literacies in First-Year Writing
  • Writing Program Administration
  • Faculty Writing Residencies

Willing to mentor undergraduate research in any of the above areas, including LGBTQIA-related research topics that intersect with these areas.

Grants Awarded

  • Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning Scholar, 2009-2011
  • Revson Foundation Grant for Digital Literacies in First-Year Writing, 2009-2010


Moore, Jessie L., Tim Peeples, Rebecca Pope-Ruark, and Paula Rosinski. “Seeking Growth through Independence: A Professional Writing and Rhetoric Program in Transition.” Writing Majors: Eighteen Program Profiles. Edited by Greg Giberson, Jim Nugent, and Lori Ostergaard. Utah State UP, 2015.

Grabill, Jeff, William Hart-Davidson, Stacey Pigg, Michael McLeod, Paul Curan, Jessie Moore, Paula Rosinski, Tim Peeples, Suzanne Rumsey, Martine Courant Rife, Robyn Tasaka, Dundee Lackey, and Beth Brunk-Chavez. “Revisualizing Composition: Mapping the Writing Lives of First-Year College Students.” Writing about Writing: A College Reader, 2nd Ed. Edited by Elizabeth Wardle and Doug Downs. Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014.

Pigg, Stacey, Jeffrey T. Grabill, Beth Brunk-Chavez, Jessie L. Moore, Paula Rosinski, and Paul G. Curran. “Ubiquitous Writing, Technologies, and the Social Practice of Literacies of Coordination.”Written Communication, 31.1 (2014): 91-117.

Moore, Jessie L., Peter Felten, and Michael Strickland. “Supporting a Culture of Writing: Faculty Writing Residencies as a WAC Initiative.” Working with Faculty Writers. Edited by Anne Ellen Geller and Michele A. Eodice. Utah State UP, 2013.

Moore, Jessie L.  “Preparing Advocates: Service-Learning in TESOL for Future Mainstream Educators.” TESOL Journal, 4.3 (2013): 555-570.

King, Catherine, and Jessie L. Moore. “Feeding Many Birds with One Bowl: Collaborative Inquiry as a Context for Faculty Development.” Journal of Faculty Development, 27.2 (2013).

Moore, Jessie L., Kimberly B. Pyne, and Paula Patch. “Writing the Transition to College: A Summer College Writing Experience at Elon University.” Composition Forum, 27 (Spring 2013).

Moore, Jessie L. “Designing for Transfer: A Threshold Concept.” Journal of Faculty Development, 26.3 (2012).

Moore, Jessie. “Mapping the Questions: The State of Writing-Related Transfer Research.” Composition Forum, 26 (Fall 2012). Available online at:

Moore, Jessie L., and Michael Strickland. “Wearing Multiple Hats: How Campus WPA Roles can Inform Program-Specific Public Writing Designs.” Going Public. Eds. Irwin Weiser and Shirley Rose. Utah State UP, 2010.

Felten, Peter, Jessie Moore, and Michael Strickland. “Faculty Writing Residencies: Supporting Scholarly Writing and Teaching.” Journal on Centers for Teaching & Learning1 (2009): 23-39.

Moore, Jessie L., Lindsey Altvater, Jillian Mattera, and Emily Regan. “Been There, Done That, Still Doing It: Involving Students in Redesigning a Service-Learning Course.” Engaging Student Voices in the Study of Teaching and Learning. Eds. Carmen Werder and Megan Otis. Sterling, VA: Stylus Press, 2009. 115-129.

Kapper, Jessie Moore, Laura Clapp, and Cindy Lefferts, with Missy Schwandt, Melissa Taylor, and Nikki Wasikowski. “TESOL in Context: Student Perspectives on Service-Learning.” Learning the Language of Global Citizenship: Service-Learning in Applied Linguistics. Ed. Adrian J. Wurr and Josef Hellebrandt. Boston: Anker Publishing, 2007. 141-163.

Kapper, Jessie Moore. “Mapping Post-Secondary Classifications and Second Language Writing Research in the United States.” Politics of Second Language Writing: In Search of a Promised Land. Ed. Paul Kei Matsuda, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, and Xiaoye You. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2006. 247-261.

Kapper, Jessie L. “The First 10 Years of the Journal of Second Language Writing: An Updated Retrospective.” Journal of Second Language Writing 11.2 (2002): 87-89.

Silva, Tony, Colleen Brice, Jessie Kapper, Paul Kei Matsuda, and Melinda Reichelt. “Twenty-five Years of Scholarship on Second Language Writing Processes: 1976-2000.” International Journal of English Studies 1.2 (2001): 211-240.

Silva, Tony, and Jessie L. Kapper. “Bibliography of recent scholarship in second language writing.” Journal of Second Language Writing. Every issue from 10.1-2 (2000) through 13.2 (2004). 


Frequent Presenter at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL), and Carolinas Writing Program Administrators.

Service Activities

  • LGBTQIA Task Force Implementation and Assessment Team, 2014-
  • LGBTQIA Task Force, 2013-2014


Elon College Excellence in Service/Leadership Award, 2010