Deanna Behring is responsible for leading and coordinating the college's growing portfolio of international research and educational programs. She joined the college in 2000 after more than a decade of experience in Washington, D.C., including an appointment to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Clinton administration as the assistant director for international affairs. She has also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Commerce, as well as on projects for the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Ms. Behring received her masters degree in international economic development from Ohio University, her bachelor of arts in economics from Albion College in Michigan, and speaks Chinese and French. She is currently working on her PhD dissertation on communication in global virtual teams.