Kati Csoman

1209D Cathedral of Learning

Kati R. Csoman was appointed the third director of the Nationality Rooms & Intercultural Exchange Programs in August 2021. Upon receiving a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a certificate in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Kati began her career as a Fascell Fellow for the United States Department of State, assigned to the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. Kati returned to the University of Pittsburgh to earn an MPA with a concentration in nonprofit organization management from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. During her graduate studies, Kati worked in the University Center for International Studies at Pitt in various capacities. Kati’s career in international education administration spans over thirty years, including serving as an assistant teaching professor & associate director in Global Engineering Engagement at Penn State and as dean of international education at Juniata College. Kati has led numerous faculty delegations and student learning experiences in many locations abroad, including to Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North and West Africa. She was a recipient of the Fulbright International Education Administrators Grant to Taiwan in 2017.
Kati’s co-authored publications include, “Reimagining Risk Management: Decolonizing Crisis Response Through Holistic Partnership Building in Education Abroad,” in Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and “Language in Motion: A Model Programme of Partnerships on Campus in the Community for International Learning,” in Internationalization of Higher Education: Policy and Practice.