MTSU’s Zheng selected as Fulbright U.S. Scholar fo...

MTSU’s Zheng selected as Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2024-2025

Headshot of Guanping Zheng beside Taiwan map, logos

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Guanping Zheng, director of Center for Asian Studies at Middle Tennessee State University, has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2024-2025 for the U.S.-Taiwan International Education Administrators Seminar.

Dr. Guanping Zheng, associate vice provost for international affairs
Dr. Guanping Zheng

As a part of the seminar, Zheng will spend two weeks in Taiwan learning about their higher education system and establishing connections with colleagues. By participating in the Fulbright IEA seminar, Zheng will build MTSU’s capacity for international education, gain a cross-cultural perspective, and open doors to collaboration with colleagues and students in Taiwan.

Fulbright Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique opportunities for scholars to teach, conduct research, and carry out professional projects around the world. Fulbright scholars also play a critical role in U.S. public diplomacy, establishing long-term relationships between people and nations. 

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Alumni of the Fulbright Program include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 80 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of leaders and world-renowned experts in academia and many other fields across the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

As director of MTSU’s Center of Asian Studies, Zheng helps forge institutional partnerships with Asian countries for academic and cultural exchange, organizes and hosts short-term international programs, and conducts multicultural events. Zheng is also a professor of media arts with extensive experience leading education abroad programs.

Located inside the Miller Education Center on Bell Street, the Center for Asian Studies was established in 2009 with the mission to support and initiate efforts to make international education at MTSU an integrated and collaborative effort. The center offers group and individual noncredit courses on the Chinese language for all ages and skill levels. Visit for details.

For more information about the Fulbright International Education Administrators Awards, visit

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