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Laura Bochenek Klein


Laura Bochenek Klein

Title: Lecturer
Office: 140 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2736
E-mail: lkklein@oakland.edu

Biography
Laura Klein is a lecturer for WRT 150 at Oakland University. Prior to joining OU, she served as a lecturer in Leadership Communication at Rice University in Houston, Texas, helping provide students with the knowledge and skills to demonstrate persuasive written and verbal communication, a positive leadership image, and effective interpersonal and team communication skills.

Klein brings a blend of academic and professional experience and holds more than 15 years of global communications leadership expertise in developing and executing communication strategies and directing internal communications, brand management, community relations, and executive communications.

She spent 13 years at ArvinMeritor, Inc., Troy, Mich., a Fortune 500 global automotive supply company where she held various communications roles of increasing responsibility and most recently served as senior director, Internal Communications.

In addition to serving as a post-graduate research assistant in Communications at University of Houston and Writing and Composition instructor at Bowling Green State University, Klein has been featured in various communication publications and has spoken at several national and international forums on branding and internal communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in English from Bowling Green State University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Oakland University.

Degrees
B.A. Communication, Michigan State University, 1991
M.A., English, Bowling Green State University, 1993

Teaching at OU since 2010.