I previously coordinated the Professional Writing & Rhetoric major in the Department of English and College Writing (ENG 110, now “Writing: Argument & Inquiry”), a required writing course in Elon University’s first-year core.

In addition to teaching in these programs, I regularly mentor undergraduate research in Professional Writing & Rhetoric and teach in Elon’s Masters of Higher Education program. I also have taught in the Elon College Fellows Program, a fellows program for students majoring in the Arts and Sciences.

Courses Taught at Elon University

Masters of Higher Ed

MHE 645: Student Engagement and High Impact Practices

Supervisor, MHE Graduate Apprentice for the Center for Engaged Learning


First-Year Writing

ENG 110: College Writing

ENG 382: Teaching Internship


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

ENG 206: Introduction to TESOL (service-learning designated)

ENG 270-OL: Teaching English Abroad

ENG 491: Independent Study

Professional Writing and Rhetoric

ENG 215: Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric (with Client-Based Projects)

ENG 217: Writing Technologies

ENG 282: Center for Undergraduate Publishing and Information Design (CUPID) Studio

ENG 304: Understanding Rhetoric (with Reacting to the Past pedagogy)

ENG 313: Special Topics in PWR – Writing, Rhetoric and Civic Action

ENG 319: Writing Center Workshop

ENG 381: Writing Internship

ENG 415: Advanced CUPID Studio

PWR 497 / ENG 497: Researching Writing (Senior Seminar)

Mentored Undergraduate Research

PWR 499 / ENG 499 / PWR 498: Honors Fellow/Lumen Scholar Angela Myer’s rhetorical analysis of sexual violence prevention programs

ENG 498: Honors Fellow Research Hours – Sarah Paterson’s Speak, Poet!: Examining multicultural rhetoric in adolescent spoken word

ENG 498: Honors Fellow Emily Petersen’s Creating Space for ELLs to Place Curriculum Content in Personal Cultural Contexts: A Lesson Study on Identity Development in Elementary ESL Pull-Out Instruction

ENG 498: Honors Fellow Kim Lilienthal’s Critical thinking in mainstream classrooms: How higher-order questioning enhances second language acquisition

Additional UR projects in Professional Writing & Rhetoric and TESOL

Other Courses Taught at Elon

Elon 101

ECF 111: Paths of Inquiry

COE 310: Developing Portfolios

ENG 255: Memory, Representation, and the Holocaust

Study Abroad: Ireland: Literature, Culture, and History


The cartoon to the right is an excerpt of a project Hope Kase submitted for my ENG 304: Understanding Rhetoric course.

Other Teaching Experience

At Purdue University, Jessie taught first-year writing (both mainstream and ESL sections), business writing (both mainstream and ESL sections), written communication for ESL graduate students, and a practicum in teaching introductory composition (graduate-level).

She also previously taught first-year writing at Vincennes University and college exploration and understanding community (problem-based research) classes for Upward Bound at the University of Wyoming.