Sabine Klahr

Associate Vice Provost for Penn State Global

The Pennsylvania State University

Areas of strength for your University: Sustainability/Climate Change, Materials Research, Semiconductors, Life Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences, Humanities, Agriculture, Medical Sciences, etc.

Areas of potential collaboration for your University:​​​​​​​ Research, education, virtual and online opportunities, wide range of areas of excellence
Dr. Sabine C. Klahr joined Penn State as the Associate Vice Provost for Penn State Global on July 1, 2022. She has over 20 years of experience in advancing internationalization of higher education. Prior to her appointment at Penn State, she served as Associate Chief Global Officer at the University of Utah. Klahr began her career in international education working in education abroad at Colorado State University and Western Michigan University and then served as senior international officer at Boise State University and subsequently Chatham University. Klahr has a long history of leadership for international education associations and organizations, culminating in serving as President of the Association for International Education Administrators (AIEA) in 2013. In addition, she regularly publishes, presents at international education conferences, and consults on internationalization projects.

In 2016, Klahr received a distinguished professional achievement award from AIEA for her service and leadership in international education. Fulbright Awards took her to India in 2011 and Norway in 2017. While completing her doctorate, Klahr was invited to conduct a research project at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

​​​​​​​After coming to the U.S. as a high school exchange student from Germany, Klahr earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees, both in botany, from the University of Oklahoma; and a doctorate in higher education leadership focused on international education from Montana State University-Bozeman. Her research focused on integrating education abroad into engineering education.