Robert Summers

Vice Provost for International Affairs

Robert Summers
Room 163, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 120, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Global Expertise

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Equator
  • France
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Areas of Global Specialization

  • Assessment of Second/Foreign Language Proficiency
  • Comprehensive Internationalization of the Academy
  • International Student Recruitment
  • Study Abroad
  • Visa Compliance and Homeland Security

Biography

Robert Summers is the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Middle Tennessee State University.  As the Senior International Officer, Summers is responsible for providing institution-wide leadership to the international initiatives and expanding the comprehensive internationalization of the university’s mission in teaching, research and service.   He oversees the Office of International Education, the Office of International Enrollment and Services, the Center for Asia...

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Robert Summers is the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Middle Tennessee State University.  As the Senior International Officer, Summers is responsible for providing institution-wide leadership to the international initiatives and expanding the comprehensive internationalization of the university’s mission in teaching, research and service.   He oversees the Office of International Education, the Office of International Enrollment and Services, the Center for Asian Studies, the Center for Chinese Music and Culture and the Intensive English Program.  Summers is a trained linguist who holds a PhD from the University of South Florida. He has a special interest in neo-Vyogotskian language assessment; the applications of technology to Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy and comprehensive internationalization in the academy. 

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Awards

American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) institution of the year award for international student recruitment

Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for campus internationalization