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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 classes and professors really helped me develop a Christian perspective on teaching, something that transcends differences in cultures of classrooms and has given me a framework to try to adapt my teaching to Honduran students.”
Emily D.
Alumna - Class of 2014

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things are created through him and for him.”
Colossians 1:16

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