Joan Kang Shin, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Education at George Mason University. Dr. Shin specializes in teaching ESL/EFL to young learners and has provided professional development programs both in-person and online to English language teachers in over 100 countries. In 2016, Dr. Shin was named one of the 30 Up and Coming Leaders of TESOL by TESOL International Association. She is an award-winning author and series editor for National Geographic Learning. Her titles include Teaching Young Learners English, Our World, and Impact. As an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, Dr. Shin has conducted EFL teacher training programs with hundreds of teachers in Brazil, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Guatemala, Laos, Libya, Morocco, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, Vietnam, and the U.A.E.