Our Teachers & Staff
All Englist teachers are highly educated and experienced instructors who speak English at a native level. Our admin team is equally committed to running our operations in ways that will best support our philosophy and our students. We take our curriculum seriously and aspire to elevate the level of English education in Taiwan by setting high standards for both staff and students.
Founder & CEO
UC Berkeley | Bachelor’s Degree
National Chengchi University | Master’s Degree
Taroko Software | Senior Marketing Specialist
Adam came to Taiwan in 2010 and has been involved in English and writing education ever since. As such, he has a decade of teaching and curriculum composition experience.
Adam founded Englist to address a growing need for practical and advanced writing skills on the part of students in Asia. He firmly believes that the strongest writers are the strongest thinkers, so in order to prepare for the rigors of high school and collegiate academic writing, students must develop their critical thinking, communication, and analytical abilities alongside practical skills like mechanics, structure, and style.
Fundamentals Head Teacher
- George Mason University | Bachelor’s Degree
- TEFL training program | Founder & Instructor
- High School English Teacher
- Kindergarten English Teacher
Andrew is from Iowa in the United States, and of the five years he has taught in Asia, the last three have been spent teaching in Taiwan.
Andrew has experience teaching everything from phonics to kindergarteners to high school level English. He also loves finding new and creative ways to make learning relevant, engaging, and fun for all of his students.
- Shih Hsin University | Bachelor’s Degree
- Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages
- Cat’s Tianmu | Academic Supervisor (8 years)
- National Taipei University of Business (Department of Applied Foreign Languages) | Bachelor’s Degree
- Wordsworth English
Joanna is enthusiastic about education and English studies, and has been working in the English education industry since her college years.
Prior to joining Englist, she gained 5 years of combined experience tutoring English and working in English education. Her fascination with different cultures has also led her to work for a period of time in the tourism sector as an itinerary coordinator.
Joanna’s current goal is to help elevate the quality of English education in Taiwan and help students learn more comprehensively through Englist’s teaching methods.
Operations Supervisor & Media Director
- New York University | Bachelor’s Degree
- Taiwan News | Editor
- ICRT (International Community Radio Taipei) | News Anchor
- Next Animation Studio | Managing News Editor
Liz is a writer and editor with over 10 years of experience producing the news for print, digital, radio broadcast, and animation.
She was an editor at Taiwan News, a nationally syndicated English language newspaper, before moving on to take a position as a morning news anchor at ICRT. She later joined Next Animation Studio (formerly Next Media Animation) as a writer, then product manager, before eventually being promoted to the position of Managing News Editor of the international news division.
Liz joined Englist soon after its founding in 2018. As a journalist and life-long writer, she found value in Englist’s curriculum and its mission to improve the quality of English education in Taiwan.
- Tamkang University (Department of Multicultural and Linguistic Studies) | Bachelor’s Degree
Doris has extensive experience in business management from years of working in the wedding industry. She enjoys learning about different cultures and languages, which is why she decided to switch gears and work in the English education industry instead.
Doris ultimately chose to work at Englist because she wholeheartedly agrees with the philosophy that in order for students to learn how to write and communicate well, they must also cultivate their independent thinking skills.