Joanna SchiestlJoanna Schiestl

Lecturer in Sociology

Joanna Schiestl holds a multidisciplinary degree from Liberty University and a masters degree in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University. She spent 5 years living in Indonesia, involved in tsunami disaster relief and community development, as well as teaching History, Geography, and Literature at Singapore International School in Medan. She is pursuing her doctorate at Cal Poly Pomona.

Prior to joining the Providence team, Joanna spent years involved in curriculum development and worked at a resettlement office welcoming refugees as they arrived in America. She delights in Jesus, in exploring the wildly diverse cultures of the earth, and in seeing ideas become reality. Outside of work she is involved in foster parenting and volunteer teaching English to international students.

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“For my Avodah first semester, we went to Skid Row in LA and that just really resonated with me in terms of what I am getting at Providence in interdisciplinary education.”
Colin B.
Class of 2017

“To bring back truth, on a practical level, the church must encourage Christians to be not merely consumers of culture but makers of culture.”
J. Gresham Machen

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