Deanna Behring

  • Assistant Dean and Director of International Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Affiliate Faculty, School of International Affairs
Deanna Behring
106 Ag Admin Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-0249


  1. PhD, Communications Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
  2. MA, International Affairs, Ohio University
  3. BA, Economics and French, Albion College and the Gerald Ford Institute for Public Service

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. Dr. Behring speaks Chinese and French.

Deanna was named an affiliate faculty member for Penn State's School of International Affairs in June 2016.