Joann Pittman is Senior Vice-President of ChinaSource. She went to China in 1984 to teach English for one year, and ended up staying for 28 years. During her time in China she lived in three different cities (Zhengzhou, Changchun, and Beijing) and worked as a teacher, program director, language learning coach, and cross-cultural trainer.
She has also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (MN), Wheaton College, (IL), and Taylor University (IN), teaching courses on Chinese history, contemporary society, and Chinese language.
Joann has a B.A. from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (MN), and an M.A. in teaching from the University of St. Thomas (MN).
She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is the author of Survival Chinese Lessons.