International Programs Department Staff

Christy Burke

Christy Burke

Director of Education Abroad

Dept: Education Abroad


Office: 214 Thomas Hall

Degrees: MA International Education, School for International Training, B.A. Sociology and Spanish, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Year appointed: 2007

Christy joined Marietta College in July 2007 which brought her back to Ohio after living seven years along the East Coast and Texas. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Immediately following graduation, she joined Americorps* National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and was based out of Washington D.C. She traveled throughout the United States and completed 3500 hours of community service during her two year NCCC commitment. After teaching English to foreigners in Boston, she completed her M.A. in International Education from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont (now SIT Graduate Institute).

Her interest in things international began when her family hosted a student from Spain for a summer. In between high school and the start of college Christy spent one year in Ecuador as a high school exchange student with AFS. During that time she got a first hand look at life in another culture. She continued to study the Spanish language in college, and completed her Spanish degree while studying in Salamanca, Spain during her junior year. She's been fortunate to travel much of the globe and has recently visited China, Ghana, Australia and Italy.

She encourages all students to think about studying abroad and is pleased that Marietta College supports the idea of Internationalization as a core value.





Xiaotian Li

Xiaotian Li

Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion

Dept: Office of Diversity & Inclusion


Office: Andrews 114

Year appointed: 2010

Xiaotian Li came to Marietta College in September, 2010. She is from China and completed her Masters in Arts in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University. Her Bachelor degrees in Engineering Computer Science and Law were completed in Yantai, China at the Shandong Institute of Business and Technology.

Prior coming to Marietta College, Xiaotian has experience in teaching leadership classes and facilitating an international residence hall at Central Michigan University. Her interest in international education started from her own study abroad experience. She is passionate to assist international students to succeed in their study abroad and create opportunities for students from diverse cultures to learn from each other.

Xiaotian is looking forward to developing leadership initiatives and global awareness for students while nurturing a multicultural community at Marietta College.



Because of their close affiliation with the Department of International Programs, you may also wish to view bios for faculty and staff of the Department of Modern Languages and the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business.