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Portrait of Professor Jill Moore, a white woman with a chin length hair and glasses.
Jill Moore, JD, MPH

After soliciting nominations from the faculty, and considering several strong candidates, the Advisory Committee has nominated School of Government Professor Jill Moore to be the next Secretary of the Faculty. If elected, she will succeed Anthropology and Archaeology Professor Vincas Steponaitis.

A UNC faculty member since 1997, Jill Moore is an associate professor of public law and government whose work focuses on North Carolina public health law, especially legal issues surrounding communicable disease control, adolescent health, local health department organization and governance, and medical privacy. Professor Moore coordinates and teaches continuing education courses and conferences for North Carolina public health officials and employees, as well other state and local government officials with an interest in applied public health law. She is the author of North Carolina Communicable Disease Law (2017) and a regular contributor to the School of Government’s Coates’ Canons Local Government Law Blog.

For more than 20 years, Professor Moore’s work has included studying, interpreting, and drafting codes and other materials pertaining to the work of governing bodies. She has thorough knowledge of the rules of procedure for deliberative bodies and subscribes to the School of Government’s tradition of nonpartisanship and non-advocacy when supporting the work of such groups.

Professor Moore has been involved in faculty governance at UNC in a multitude of ways. A current Faculty Council member (since 2017), she has also been elected to the Faculty Grievance Committee, which she chaired for part of her term. She has also served on the Committee on the Status of Women, the Faculty Welfare Committee and the Faculty Nominating Committee. In addition, she was a member of the Carolina Seminars Faculty Advisory Board and has participated in ad hoc committees convened by Chairs of the Faculty.

A native North Carolinian, she is a triple Carolina alumna having earned a BSPH and MPH from the public health school and a JD with High Honors from the law school. Prior to joining the School of Government faculty, Jill Moore clerked for N.C. Supreme Court Justice Willis P. Whichard. She also worked on child safety initiatives, first as the Director of the Childhood Injury Reduction Project for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and then as Executive Director of the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force.

According to the Faculty Code of University Government, the Advisory Committee nominates one member of the voting faculty for the position of Secretary of the Faculty who is then elected by the Faculty Council. Professor Moore’s candidacy will be voted on at the next Council meeting, scheduled for Friday, April 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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