Academics

Joanna Schiestl

Adjunct Instructor of 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.

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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"My passion is to engage in apologetics and not only defend the Christian faith on an academic level, but to also teach young Christians how to defend their faith against the skeptics of our day.”
Femi O.
Class of 2018

“True education must begin and end with the God of the Bible.”
Dr. Derek Carlson

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