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Laura Bochenek Klein

Special Lecturer
Office: 147 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-4124
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Laura B. Klein, Ph.D., is a special lecturer for Writing and Rhetoric Department and Organizational Leadership Department. She teaches WRT 1060 Composition II and WRT 3082 Business Writing in the Writing and Rhetoric Department; and HRD 3032 Fundamentals of Human Interaction, and HRD 6100 Leadership Theory and Development in the graduate program. 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 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. 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.

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. in Education, Educational Leadership. Oakland University (2016).
M.A. in English. Bowling Green State University (1993).
B.A. in Communication. Michigan State University (1991).


WRT 1050 Composition I
WRT 1060 Composition II
WRT 3082 Business Writing
HRD 3032 Fundamentals of Human Interaction
HRD 6100 Leadership Theory and Development

Department of Writing and Rhetoric

O'Dowd Hall, Room 378
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2746
fax: (248) 370-2748