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  • Jane Busdeker

    Position: Director

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3543

    Campus Box: 71953

    Email: jbusdeker@cn.edu

    Ms. Jane Busdeker is the Director of the English Language Institute and an instructor in the ELI. She has held those positions since August 2000. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Bowing Green State University in Ohio and a Master of Arts in Teaching: English as a Second Language from Carson-Newman University. She also studied at Johnson University. Prior to coming to Carson-Newman, Ms. Busdeker spent 6 ½ years teaching English at Mashoko High School in Zimbabwe. She has also taught in Thailand and China.

    Ms. Busdeker is currently teaching Level 4 Reading & Writing and Level 4 Grammar.


  • Carmen K Cartwright

    Position: Instructor

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3543

    Campus Box: 71953

    Email: ccartwright@cn.edu

    Ms. Carmen Cartwright is an instructor of speaking and listening in the ELI. She has an Associate of Arts degree in Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. She also has a Master of Arts in Teaching: English as a Second Language from Carson-Newman University. She taught overseas at Handong Global University in South Korea and at other institutes of education and a church in South Korea.

    Ms. Cartwright is currently teaching Level 4 Speaking & Listening.


  • David Crowe

    Position: Instructor

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3543

    Campus Box: 71953

    Email: dcrowe@cn.edu

    Mr. David Crowe has been an instructor for the ELI for more than 10 years, teaching reading, writing, and grammar. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Missions from Johnson University and a Master of Arts in Teaching: English as a Second Language from Carson-Newman University. His overseas teaching experience was in Thailand.

    Mr. Crowe is currently teaching Level 1 Reading & Writing and Level 1 Grammar.


  • Jan Hinson

    Position: Instructor

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3543

    Campus Box: 71953

    Email: jhinson@cn.edu

    Mrs. Jan Hinson has been an instructor in the ELI for more than 10 years, teaching reading, writing, and grammar. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with a major in Sociology from Carson-Newman University and a Master of Arts in Multilingual-Multicultural Education from Florida State University. She has extensive experience teaching and serving overseas in Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Italy, Russia, and Thailand.

    Mrs. Hinson is currently teaching Level 3 Reading & Writing and Level 3 Grammar.


  • Dee Matchett

    Position: Instructor

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3543

    Campus Box: 71953

    Ms. Matchett is a recent graduate of the Carson-Newman TESL program and joined the ELI faculty in the summer of 2014.  She teaches Level 2 Speaking & Listening, and she is also the ELI Test Coordinator.


  • Glenda Smith

    Position: Instructor

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3543

    Campus Box: 71953

    Email: gsmith@cn.edu

    Ms. Glenda Smith joined the ELI faculty in the fall of 2013. Prior to that, she taught ESOL in the Adult Education Department of Pellissippi State Community College for seven years. She is a Carson-Newman graduate with a BA in English and Secondary Education. She did graduate studies at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has broad experience working with internationals and programs including a past position as an advisor in the Study Abroad Program at the American University in Washington, D.C.

    Ms. Smith is currently teaching Level 1 and Level 3 Speaking & Listening.


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