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Em Chitty

Senior Teaching Associate

What do you enjoy most about working at ELI?

The chance to help young students on their individual paths to good futures.

What advice do you give to new ELI students?

Dive into English as if it were a pool. Surround yourself with English. Find friends, join clubs, talk to yourself in English as you walk down the street. Immersion works.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

The library!

What is something you love about Knoxville?

It’s a very interesting but safe small city.

What are a few of your favorite books?

Composing a Life, The 11 Nations of the United States, Start Where You Are 

What are some TV shows you enjoy?

British mysteries like Inspector Morse


MPA, Public Administration

MA, English

BA, Comparative Literature

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