Jill Moore named Secretary of the Faculty, first woman to hold position

The UNC School of Government is proud to announce that faculty member Jill Moore has been elected the next Secretary of the Faculty at the University. She is the first woman to hold the position since the office was established at the University’s founding.

After her nomination by the Advisory Committee, Moore was formally voted into the position by the UNC Faculty Council on April 16. She succeeds Vincas Steponaitis, professor in anthropology and archaeology. Moore will serve a five-year term and is eligible for re-election.

The Secretary of the Faculty holds an array of responsibilities for the General Faculty and the Faculty Council, including keeping all meeting minutes, conducting all elections, and carrying out correspondence pertaining to elections and actions for the two governing bodies. The secretary is also an ex officio member of a multitude of committees, including the Faculty Council, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, the Commencement Committee, and more.

Moore is an associate professor of public law and government at the School. Her work focuses on North Carolina public health law, including communicable disease control, adolescent health, local health department governance, and medical privacy. Her writing, education, and legal interpretation have been of particular importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. She coordinates and teaches courses and conferences for local health department directors and employees, as well as other state and local government officials with an interest in public health law. Moore is a native of North Carolina and a triple alumna of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Moore has held a multitude of roles in faculty governance at UNC-CH. A Faculty Council member since 2017, she has also been elected to and chaired the Faculty Grievance Committee. She previously served on the Committee on the Status of Women, the Faculty Welfare Committee and the Faculty Nominating Committee.