Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Director of the Cohen Center

Year Started at JMU: 2007

kleinmj@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education

Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2007

M.S., Technical Communication, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1997           

M.A., English, University of Arizona, 1993

B.A., English, University of Arizona, 1991

Professional Focuses

The configuration and representation of science and technology in popular culture, the cultural and scientific implications of new medical imaging technologies and visualization in medicine, and the development of professional communication pedagogy

Publications

"'Hey Sammy, We’re not in Kansas Anymore': The Frontier Motif inSupernatural" with Kristi Shackelford. Undead in the West. Eds. Cynthia Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012: 19-31. Print.

"Modern Myths: Science Fiction in the Age of Technology." Frontiers of Cyberspace. Ed. Daniel Riha. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2012: 259-83. Print.

"Beyond Black on White: Combining Document Design with MLA Style in the Writing Classroom" with Kristi Shackelford. Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, volume 2. Eds. Charlie Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2011: 333-49. Print.

"Incorporating Science Fiction Into A Scientific Rhetoric Course." Practicing Science Fiction: Critical Essays on Writing, Reading, and Teaching the Genre. Eds. Karen Hellekson, Craig Jacobsen, Patrick Sharp, and Lisa Yaszek. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2010. 24-36. Print.

"Beholding the Uncanny: Replicants, Cyborgs and Clones in SF."Humanity in Cybernetic Environments. Ed. Daniel Riha. Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009. 137-145. Print.

"Reconsidering the Lay-Expert Audience Divide." Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business PracticesEds. Kirk St. Amant and Pavel Zemliansky. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2008. 692-701. Print.

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