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Quixada Moore-Vissing

Founder and Principal, Public Engagement Partners
Carsey Fellow

Quixada Moore-Vissing is a Carsey Fellow with New Hampshire Listens. She is a civic engagement designer and researcher who works with a range of national organizations including Everyday Democracy, Public Agenda, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and the MacArthur Foundation. Her specialty areas of focus include engagement evaluation and research, concept paper and grant writing, facilitation and initiative design, and civic storytelling. She studies democracy at the local level, including how to bridge difference and strengthen our communities. She is particularly interested in deliberative and participatory democracy. Moore-Vissing also is interested in both K-12 and higher education opportunity and inequality, and has worked nationally on these issues at the Lumina Foundation as well as locally at New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF). She has worked with New Hampshire Listens at the Carsey School of Public Policy as since 2011, wearing various hats from facilitator to researcher to report writer. While at UNH, she was selected as a dissertation-year fellow, one of UNH’s highest honors for graduate students, for her dissertation about education transformation and civic engagement in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. 

Moore Vissing co-wrote New Hampshire’s 2012 Civic Health Index with Dr. Bruce Mallory. She was nominated in 2012 to be an emerging engagement scholar at the Engaged Scholarship Consortium conference. She is a specialist in conflict resolution and nonviolent theory, has published works on these subjects with Penguin Books and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Peace, and has given talks about engagement and nonviolence at the University of Maine, Saint Paul's School, and California Polytechnic University at Pomona. 

Moore-Vissing earned her PhD in Education at the University of New Hampshire, MA in Communications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Masters of Arts in Teaching at the University of New Hampshire, and BA in Literature and the Avant-Garde from Boston University’s University Professors program.