Director, China Programs
Tom Martineau is responsible for Chinese language and cultural learning in North Carolina’s K-12 schools through educator and student programs.
Tom has worked in and with China since 1995. Prior to joining Go Global NC, Tom was an international education consultant, including recruiting undergraduate Chinese students for the UNC System. He also served in multiple roles at UNC-Chapel Hill, including associate director of the Carolina Asia Center where he helped establish the Korean language program; China projects manager for the Office of International Affairs and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases; and manager of the Office for China Initiatives and Special Projects. Tom also served as president of the North Carolina China Center and was a member of Governor Bev Perdue’s China Advisory Council.
Previously, Tom served as a Peace Corps volunteer English teacher in Yibin, China, and in Beijing and Chengdu as a State Department “local hire” with duties including working with non-immigrant visas, contract negotiations and implementation, and hosting dignitaries such as the U.S. president, secretary of state, and treasury secretary.
Tom earned a Master of Arts in East Asian Studies from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the College of William and Mary. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and actively partners with the Chinese American Economic and Cultural Association and RTP China Connection.