Laura Bochenek Klein

Laura Klein in a red dress leaning on a white wall

Laura Bochenek Klein

Title: Special Lecturer
Office: 140 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2736


Laura B. Klein, Ph.D., is a special lecturer for WRT 150, WRT 160, and WRT 382 in the Writing and Rhetoric Department; and also teaches HRD 635 Leadership Theory and Development 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, a master’s degree in English from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Oakland University.


Ph.D., Education, Educational Leadership, Oakland University, 2016

M.A., English, Bowling Green State University, 1993

B.A. Communication, Michigan State University, 1991

Teaching at OU since 2010.