Sabine C. Klahr, Ed.D.
Associate Chief Global Officer
Dr. Sabine C. Klahr is the Associate Chief Global Officer at the University of Utah and in 2013 served as President of the Association for International Education Administrators (AIEA). She has nearly 20 years of professional experience in international higher education. Sabine earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Montana State University-Bozeman in 1998 with an emphasis on international education leadership. Her dissertation research focused on integrating education abroad into engineering education. Her continued research and writing has focused on global partnership development and internationalizing higher education. Previously, Sabine earned a B.S. and M.S. in botany and taught in secondary science and outdoor education.
Sabine has served on a wide range of committees for AIEA as well as for NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). In 2010 she was selected for a Fulbright Award to India and in 2015 as a Fulbright Specialist. In February 2016, she received the AIEA Timothy J. Rutenber Award for her service and leadership in the association. Sabine has authored and co-authored articles in peer reviewed journals in botany and international higher education as well as book chapters and reviews. Her experience with international education began when she arrived in the U.S. as a high school exchange student from Germany.
She enjoys spending time with her family in the mountains and canyons of Utah and surrounding states, hiking, backpacking, trail running, and mountain climbing.