Department: Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Areas of expertise:

  • Medical Humanities
  • Technology in Popular Culture
  • Technical Communication
  • Scientific Rhetoric

With a background in sciences studies and popular culture, Klein’s scholarship and teaching focuses on the configuration and cultural representation of science and technology, science fiction literature and film, and the use of narrative in medical and health-related settings. Klein serves as the coordinator of the cross-disciplinary medical humanities minor, which provides students with a humanistic and social study of illness, health and the body.

He received a doctorate in science and technology studies from Virginia Tech; a master's in technical communication from Rensselaer; and a bachelor's in biology from the University of Arizona.


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