Board Member Profile: Jessie Moore

Jessie-MooreJessie L. Moore



Ph.D., 2004, Purdue University

M.A., 2001, Purdue University

B.A., 1999, University of Wyoming


Dr. Jessie Moore serves as the Web and List Manager for CarolinasWPA. In this role, Jessie’s goal is to help the organization extend the community of practice around writing program administration in the Carolinas. CarolinasWPA has two annual events that help to build this sense of community, but there are no sustained networking practices for staying connected throughout the year. As Web and List Manager, Jessie hopes to help the Board create structures and tools that members can use to collaborate and learn from each other in-between conferences.


Outside of CarolinasWPA, Jessie’s research interests include disciplinary research on writing practices and transdisciplinary research on learning, teaching, and faculty development. Her current research focuses on faculty change towards high-impact pedagogies, writers’ transfer of writing knowledge and practices, the writing lives of university students, and multi-institutional research strategies for the scholarship of teaching and learning. Jessie uses these often intersecting research threads to inform her teaching, program administration, and professional service.


Jessie is the Associate Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and an Associate Professor of Professional Writing and Rhetoric in the Department of English at Elon University. She also chairs the Communications Committee for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL).


Board Election Results – 2015

Please join me in congratulating our new Executive Board members:

At-Large Position: South Carolina Representative

Kevin Brock,  University of South Carolina

At-Large Position: North Carolina Representative

Robin Snead, University of North Carolina, Pembroke

Thank you to all who were willing to serve in these positions. And, a special thank you for their service to Carolinas WPA to Chris Warnick and Paula Patch who will be moving off the board.

Happy Holidays!

Tracy Ann Morse, PhD

President, CarolinasWPA