East Tennessee State University has selected Dr. Elaine Boone as director of the university's activities in the Downtown Kingsport Academic Village, working in collaboration with the Kingsport Higher Education Commission.
Dr. Boone will oversee the ongoing progress of the university's presence by determining program needs and matching faculty and classes to fill those needs as ETSU transitions to a larger space in the Food City Shopping Center.
Boone brings a diverse background to the position. A Kingsport native, she taught 25 years at many places, including Kingsport City Schools, Washington Co. Schools, Abilene (Texas) Independent School District, McMurry University, Tusculum College, Northeast State Community College (NSCC) and ETSU. She has developed curricula, advised students, supervised interns and served as an administrator. In addition, she was co-owner and manager of a small business.
Boone has been teaching management and marketing classes as an adjunct faculty member in the ETSU College of Business and Technology since 2006.
"It is an honor to be a new member of the ETSU team," Boone says. "As coordinator of ETSU Downtown Kingsport, I am thankful for the opportunity to assist students in attaining their educational and career goals."
Boone received an associate degree from Hiwassee College; a bachelor's degree from Milligan College; a master's degree in counseling and human development from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene; and a doctorate of education from ETSU.