John Zhang started teaching Chinese lessons in 2008 at NCC at the main campus. So far, he has taught Standard Chinese courses as well as Ma-Li-Ping sequence courses. He received his highest degree in mathematics at the Ohio State University in 1999.
Currently, he is a mathematics professor at Lehigh university (since 2002). His philosophy to teach is to motivate everybody to learn Chinese culture very well and to educate the students so well that they have the ability to speak, read, write, and listen to Chinese.