Center for International Education


The Fulbright Scholar Program is a program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to aid faculty, staff and professionals with awards to conduct research and/or teaching abroad.

The University of Tennessee has two Fulbright representatives and faculty and staff are encouraged to contact them for assistance.  The representatives are:

Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw
Interim Associate Provost 

Center for International Education
1620 Melrose Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
Dr. Alan Rutenberg
Director, Proposal Development

Office of Research, Blount Hall
1534 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996






Students interested in Fulbright awards should contact the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships.

Fulbright Awardees for 2016-17 Academic Year

Five of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s faculty members have been selected for Fulbright exchanges for 2016-17.

The five recipients are:

Micah Beck
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Project Title: Advancing ITC Development Using Logistical Networking
Nairobi, Kenya

Sarah Eldridge
Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
Project Title: The Ins and Outs of Reading: Psychological Interiority and Travel in Eighteenth-Century Literature
Dresden, Germany

Carol Tenopir
Professor, School of Information Sciences
Project Title: Information and Communication Technologies: Impact on Scholarly Communication
Helsinki, Finland

Krista Wiegand
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Project Title: Strategic Selection: Philippine Arbitration Against China in the South China Sea
Quezon City, Philippines

Songning Zhang
Associate Professor and Director, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies
Project Title: Biomechanical Assessment of Lower Limbs Related to Functional Training in Osteoarthritis Patients
Bogota, Colombia

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