Erik Gundersen is an educational publisher with a proven record of delivering best-selling content and professional services that make a difference in teachers’ and learners’ lives. Erik has worked across all regions of the world as an ELT (English language teaching) publisher, business development executive, author, and teacher. Until recently, he was the Asia business development director for National Geographic Learning (NGL) in Hong Kong, managing R&D partnerships across a diverse portfolio of accounts including VIPKid and New Oriental in China and Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training. He now leads NGL’s new English Medium Instruction (EMI) initiative from the company’s Boston headquarters. Erik has published Go for It! (National Geographic Learning), China’s best-selling lower secondary series, and co-authored Select Readings (Oxford University Press), a popular university English textbook program. He has held English teaching positions at the American Language Institute in Lisbon, Portugal and the University of California, Berkeley’s College Writing Program. Erik holds an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. with Honors in Art History from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA.