- School of Public Health Mobley International Distinguished Alumni Award (2019)
Dr. Hsieh is a full professor at National Taiwan Normal University. He is the founder and president of the Asia Association for Experiential Education. He and his students have committed themselves to experiential education, outdoor education, and adventure therapy to successfully establish his academic discipline in Asia with the goal of global recognition for excellence.
Dr. Hsieh has been instrumental in building schools across Asia. In 2007, he and his students built a school at Chitwan, Nepal. In 2012, he founded the Chinese Rock Leadership Association, a non-profit organization, and served as the founding president. From 2012 to 2014, he built another elementary school and helped build a hospital in Nepal. In 2015, he established two educational centers for low-income youth in India. In 2016, he built a school in the Golden Triangle area in Northern Thailand.
His passion, contributions, and determination have influenced not only China, but communities across Asia. For his work, he was awarded the Michael Stratton Practitioner's Award by the Association for Experiential Education in 2016 and the Distinguished Teacher Award by the Taiwan Ministry of Education in 2018. He later went on to establish the Center for Experiential Education and leadership to equip youth leaders in Asia at National Taiwan Normal University.