Ketevan Kupatadze and Susannah McGowan Selected as Associate Editors of TLI

The ISSOTL Publications Committee is pleased to announce that Ketevan Kupatadze and Susannah McGowan have been selected as associate editors of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI). Their three-year terms begin this month.

Associate editors work closely with the editorial team (i.e., two co-editors and several associate editors) in maintaining the journal’s ethos of mentorship and collaboration in making important decisions regarding submissions to the journal. For submissions deemed appropriate for peer review, associate editors assign and work with reviewers to maintain the journal’s ethos and standards, consult with the editorial team in making decisions about submissions, work with authors on subsequent manuscript development where deemed appropriate, and work with the journal’s copy-editor to finalise manuscripts before publication. The associate editors also engage in enhancing TLI’s international outreach, particularly from regions that have had a relatively limited presence in or engagement with the journal.

Ketevan Kupatadze, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA. She previously served as a Center for Engaged Learning Scholar at Elon, focusing on student-faculty/staff partnership. She has participated in ISSOTL’s International Collaborative Writing Groups and regularly reviews for ISSOTL conferences.

Susannah McGowan, PhD, is Associate Director for Curriculum Design at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) and The Red House, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, and a John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (JNGI) Fellow. She previously served as an Associate Director for Academic Development for King’s Academy (KA), King’s College London (KCL). She contributes regularly to ISSOTL’s initiatives by serving on standing committees and reviewing for both TLI and ISSOTL conferences.

The Publications Committee looks forward to working with Ketevan and Susannah as the committee supports and collaborates with the TLI editorial team. Both associate editors are active scholars and reviewers in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). They also demonstrated in their applications a strong passion about SoTL in higher education and a commitment to mentoring colleagues and encouraging high-quality scholarly publications in the field.

The Publications Committee thanks all the associate editor candidates for their interest in the position; ISSOTL is fortunate to have so many members invested in the journal’s future. The committee also thanks outgoing associate editors, Stephen Bloch-Schulman and Lucy Mercer-Mapstone, for their significant service to TLI and the Society.

JESSIE L. MOORE (PhD - Purdue University) is director of the Center for Engaged Learning and professor of English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric at Elon University. Jessie leads planning, implementation, and assessment of the Center’s research seminars, which support multi-institutional SoTL 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 author of Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Staff (Stylus, expected 2021) and co-editor of Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer (with Chris Anson, The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, 2016), Understanding Writing Transfer: Implications for Transformative Student Learning in Higher Education (with Randy Bass, Stylus, 2017), and Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research (with Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Paul C. Miller, CUR, 2018). Her work has appeared in Computers and Composition, Composition Forum, Composition Studies, Journal of Faculty Development, Journal on Centers for Teaching & Learning, TESOL Journal, Written Communication, and in edited collections.

With Peter Felten, she edits two book series: the Stylus Publishing/Center for Engaged Learning Series on Engaged Learning and Teaching, and the Center for Engaged Learning Open Access Book Series.

Jessie’s professional service to the scholarship of teaching and learning was recognized with the 2019 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Distinguished Service Award. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the ISSOTL Publications Committee. She previously served as the elected Secretary of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (2015-2019), on the Executive Committee for CCCC, and as U.S. Regional Vice President of ISSOTL. In 2013, she co-hosted the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference with Peter Felten and developed ISSOTL Online 2013, which featured strands on SoTL foundations, studying and designing for transfer, and student voices in SoTL. Learn more about her work at

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