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Helen Damon-Moore


Lecturer, Women's and Gender Studiesphoto

Director of Service and Education, Tucker Foundation

B.A. Beloit College; M.A. and Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Contact Information

Office: Tucker 202


Helen Damon-Moore is Director of Service and Educational Programs at the Tucker Foundation.  She oversees local, national, and international service programs and she assists faculty members and community partners in creating community-based learning courses.  Prior to coming to Dartmouth she served as Curriculum and Learning Community Coordinator at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, where she consulted on curriculum development, developed inter-disciplinary teamwork education, established a service distinction track for medical students, and advised student service and leadership activities.  Before that Helen was adjunct professor of women's studies and education at Cornell College in Iowa.  Her research interests include mentoring and social values;  gender and consumer culture; and theories of community-based learning and research.  She has serves as a consultant to colleges on service-learning curricula and gender and higher education, and she has advised several different projects on gender and the media, including educational films.   Helen also reviews articles and books for publication, and serves as a judge in the national Campus Compact Swearingen and Ehrlich Service Learning Competitions.   She serves on the Board of Directors of the Family Place in Norwich, Vermont, and on the United Valley Inter-Faith Program, Schweitzer Fellowship, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Palliative Care, and ReThink Health and Community Health Partnership Advisory Councils.  Helen is a native of Rangeley, Maine.

Recent Scholarship

  • Magazines for the Millions: Gender and Commerce in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, 1880-1910 (New York: State University of New York Press, 1994);
  • With Carl F. Kaestle, Lawrence C. Stedman, Katherine Tinsley, and William Vance Trollinger, Literacy in the United States: Readers and Reading Since 1880 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991).
  • Review of Joshua Brown, Beyond the Lines: Pictorial Reporting, Everyday Life, and the Crisis of Gilded Age America, American Historical Review (June 2003);
  • "Literacy and Reading Habits," in The Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century (New York: Scribner's Publishing Company, 2000);
  • "Magazines," in The Oxford Companion to United States History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000);
  • "The History of Women and Service in the United States: A Rich and Complex Heritage" in Edward Zlotkowski, ed., Series on Service Learning in the Disciplines- Women's Studies (New York: American Association of Higher Education and Campus Compact, 2000);
  • Review of Wendy Gambier, The Female Economy: the Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930 American Historical Review (February 1998): 284-5;
  • "Advertising," in Wilma Mankiller, Wendy Mink, Marysa Navarro, Barbara Smith and Gloria Steinem, eds., The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History (Boston:Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997);
  • "Multiculturalism and Service Learning," in Access: Improving Diversity in Student Recruiting and Retention V, III (April 1997): 3-4.


"Gender, Activism, and the Common Good"

Last Updated: 10/31/13