Alumni Highlight: Dr. Jill Channing (ELC ’11) Appointed Chair of ETSU’s Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Department

Posted on April 08, 2021

Dr. Jill Channing, Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) ’11 Ph.D. graduate, was recently appointed to serve as Chair for East Tennessee State University’s Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department. Dr. Channing also serves and Associate Director of the Center for Community College Leadership and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Dr. Jill Channing, ELC alum
Dr. Jill Channing

Previously, Dr. Channing served as Dean of Liberal Arts at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV. She also held appointments as Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, IL and as Director of Writing Programs and English Department Head at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, NC. She has more than a decade of experience leading academic departments and teaching in higher education. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. Dr. Channing holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from UNC Greensboro.

Dr. Channing shares, “I use my learning about education and leadership from UNC Greensboro on a daily basis. I see ensuring academic excellence and supporting faculty and students as my top priorities as chair. I hope to bring to my new role innovations in curricula and look forward to collaborating with and supporting colleagues further as we engage in continuous quality improvement in research, service, and teaching.”

Dr. Channing has published articles and presented on various topics related to teaching, culture and education, and higher education leadership.