Dr. Jasmine Renner is a (tenured) Full Professor of Higher Education Leadership in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis at East Tennessee State University.  She recently received the 2018-2019  Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholar  award from the United States Embassy in Ethiopia. The  Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program  (ADSP) is a collaboration among the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia (PAS), the Institute of International Education (IIE) which supports the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia and the partner university; Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia. She will conduct research, assist in pioneering a doctoral program in Adult Learner and International Development, engage in curriculum design and mentoring of students, in addition to attending diplomatic receptions, and network with foreign participants of U.S. Department of State exchange programs and local and international NGOs. She is a 2017 Carnegie Alumni Diaspora Fellow, a 2015 Carnegie Diaspora Fellow, a Fulbright specialist scholar, and a 2014 Tennessee Board of Regents Maxine Smith Fellow. The Fulbright Specialist Scholar program by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the United States government’s premiere flagship international faculty exchange program. Candidates are reviewed by peers in the same discipline and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship board. The grant award is administered by the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (ADF) is funded by a two-year grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), to support faculty fellowships for African-born academics. Managed and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with Quinnipiac University (QU), the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program exemplifies Carnegie Corporation of New York's (CCNY's) enduring commitment to higher education in Africa.

On this site also, you will find a variety of sneak peeks into Dr. Renner's world of scholarship, research, instruction and service to the university and to the larger higher education community. Browse through the conference section and you’ll learn more about her most recent and past professional conference presentations, papers and invited talks. Since research and didactic reasoning is also part of her world, you may want to check out the research section to learn about her current research focus and initiatives.

As a researcher and instructor, fluidity, continuous improvement and professional development are central to her world. The E-Portfolio is a good place to learn more about the many aspects of her professional development. In case you have dropped by to learn about innovative instructional/teaching tools you may want to peruse her teaching resources, multi-media and eLearning resources. The resources section contains valuable materials, on my work and outside resources on eLearning, mLearning, Law and Social media. The resources section also contains aspects of her professional engagements outside of ETSU globally and internationally and some of my creative initiatives and products such as audio books, paper back and kindle books. She currently resides in Johnson City, Tennessee with her husband Sylvester Renner and their eight-year old son Daniel Denzel Renner.