Jessie L. Moore

Engaged Learning Scholar

I am Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and a Professor of Professional Writing and Rhetoric in the Department of English at Elon University, and this site highlights my professional work.



I study engaged learning practices and the writing lives of college students and professionals.

Editor & Author

I write about and co-edit two book series on engaged learning. I also publish in the discipline of writing studies.

Consultant & Presenter

I consult and present on a variety of engaged learning topics, drawing on multi-institutional and international research.

Sometimes I write About Engaged Learning, Writing, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)…

Roots of Greatness: Charles Bennett Ray

Roots of Greatness: Charles Bennett Ray

Charles Bennett Ray (1807-1886) was a journalist, clergyman, and abolitionist who served as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad. Black Past provides a helpful overview of his life.Portrait by Woodson, Carter Godwin (1875-1950) - The Negro in Our History, p. 267,...

Roots of Greatness: General Samuel Fessenden

Roots of Greatness: General Samuel Fessenden

General Samuel Fessenden (July 16, 1784 – 13 March 1869) was an abolitionist who served in the Massachusetts state legislature and was an elected general in the Massachusetts militia (and then the Maine militia, when Maine became a separate state).Fessenden was a...

Roots of Greatness: Mary Twilight

Roots of Greatness: Mary Twilight

Mary Twilight (#2 in the roots of Roots of Greatness) might refer to  Alexander Twilight's (1795-1857) mother. Alexander Twilight was the first African-American college graduate in the U.S., graduating from Middlebury College in 1823. He also was the first African...

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