Star Moore

At Burke's, Star serves on the Head Evaluation and Equity & Inclusion Committees.
Dr. Star Plaxton-Moore is the Director of Community-Engaged Learning at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at University of San Francisco. Star directs institutional support for community-engaged courses and oversees public service programs for undergraduates, including the Public Service and Community Engagement Minor. Her scholarship focuses on faculty development for community-engaged teaching and scholarship, student preparation for community engagement, intersections of feminism and community engagement, assessment of civic learning outcomes, and community engagement in institutional culture and practice. She has co-authored two books, The Student Companion to Community-Engaged Learning and The Craft of Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning. Star also consults with independent K-8 schools on service-learning and community engagement. She was elected to the board of the International Association of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement in 2019. Prior to working in higher education, Star taught elementary school in Virginia and California. She holds an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from University of San Francisco and a M.Ed. from George Washington University. 
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