Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Office of International Programs

Katharine Krebs

Katharine KrebsKatharine C. Krebs came to Binghamton University as director of International Education in 1994. As vice provost for international affairs, she guides the University’s internationalization processes and oversees the Office of International Programs (OIP), the unit responsible for University-wide international partnerships, programs and projects. These include Binghamton’s international exchange and study abroad programs, the Global Studies Minor (GSM), Languages Across the Curriculum (LxC) and the Dual-Diploma Programs with Turkey.

Krebs earned a BA degree in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico and MA and PhD degrees in Spanish from Tulane University. With over 20 years of experience in international education, she also has worked at the University of Pennsylvania and the State University of New York at Albany. Krebs has established international partnerships and study abroad programs around the world, notably in Latin America, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, Morocco, Turkey, China and Korea. Prior experience also includes refugee resettlement work and the teaching of English as a Second Language, Spanish language and Latin American literature.

Krebs is a recipient of the Chancellor’s and University Awards for Excellence in Professional Service. In 1999, she was selected for the Fulbright Administrator’s Program to Korea. She is an associate editor of Frontiers, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and is an active member of the Forum on Education Abroad and of the Association of International Education Administrators. Within SUNY, she serves on the Advisory Board to the Council of International Education. Nationally she has served as an external evaluator for education abroad programs and is a frequent speaker at international education conferences. Recently, for two consecutive years, she has secured grants from the German Fulbright Commission to host a Summer Institute for German students of technology at Binghamton.

Vice Provost Krebs' office is located in room 310 of the Couper Administration Building (AD-310). Her phone number is 607-777-2143. E-mail:

Last Updated: 7/23/14