University of Pittsburgh | Oakland


Dr. Sarah Wagner is the Director of the VIH Program in the Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.  In her current role, she oversees a legacy program from The Heinz Endowments that offers international experiences, leadership development, and community engagement experiences to underrepresented women at fifteen colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania. Sarah is also an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), and she was recently awarded a Chancellor’s award for mentorship.  She has spoken about various aspects of international education in Barcelona, Prague, Shanghai, and Colombia as well as at conferences across the United States.  


Sarah holds a doctorate in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Conducting field research on decentralization in El Salvador and completing an intensive Portuguese language course in Fortaleza, Brazil were the highlights of her M.A. in Political Economy. As a certified facilitator in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), Sarah enjoys working to improve team dynamics and organizational culture


Campus Specific Instructions / Supplemental Materials: Submit Applications online through abroad.pitt.edu. Supplemental materials may be delivered to 1209B Cathedral of Learning. Prospective applicants are required to make an appointment with Sarah Wagner prior to submitting an application.


Dr. Sarah Wagner | University of Pittsburgh | 1209B Cathedral of Learning | Pittsburgh, PA 15206 | sewst29@pitt.edu | 412-624-0276 | Pitt Study Abroad



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