Dr. Karen Fine

Dr. Karen Fine currently lives in East Tennessee, where she retired from Greeneville City Schools in 2022.  Her in-classroom teaching career spans 32-years of teaching Visual Arts in Guam, North Carolina and Tennessee.  Dr. Fine started adjunct teaching online in 2012 for Tennessee Online Public School and then Niswonger Online in 2018.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Massachusetts, her Master’s in Art Education degree from East Carolina University and her Doctorate of Educational Leadership and Policy from East Tennessee State University.  She has designed and taught online courses in Art 1,2, and 3, Careers in Art, Digital Photography, and AP Art History.  In her administrative role with Niswonger AP Access for All, she is currently Coordinator of Teacher and Course Reviews.  In her spare time, she is a professional artist.

    The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.


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