Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, The College of New Jersey

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Eric Klein
Eric Klein, PhD
College of Health, Human Services & Science

Biography

"I believe that the true goal of higher education is to help students develop critical thinking skills and a creative interest in our diverse work and life settings."

Dr. Eric Klein is Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Ashford University. Prior to arriving at Ashford, he provided counseling services to students as Clinical Psychologist at Lehigh University, where he was named the 2010 recipient of the Alfred Noble Robinson Award. As a psychologist who studies human behavior, Dr. Klein says he appreciates the importance of a strong and progressive education for students’ immediate well-being and their future life outcomes. “I believe that the true goal of higher education is to help students develop critical thinking skills and a creative interest in our diverse work and life settings. Consequently, I view teaching and learning as dynamic processes that involves every member of the online classroom working together to create a learning environment that fosters higher-level thinking skills.” His favorite thing about working at Ashford is “being able to work with such intelligent, dedicated, passionate, and supportive colleagues.” Dr. Klein earned his BA in Psychology from The College of New Jersey and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He enjoys playing golf in his free time and is a diehard fan of the New York Jets.

Dr. Klein is a faculty advisor for Ashford's Online Psychology Club.

See Dr. Klein discuss Ashford's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program.

Accomplishments

Drs. Stephen Brewer and Jeral Kirwan, Assistant Professors, and Dr. Eric Klein, Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences, College of Health, Human Services, and Science have had a presentation proposal entitled “Learning Better Together: Outcomes Related to Motivation to Join an Online Learning Community” accepted as an Information Session to be presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Online Learning, held from October 29-31, 2014. The conference will be take place at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Dr. Eric Klein, Behavioral Sciences Department Chair in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science, and Jodi Feikema, Associate Faculty, presented Academic Program Review: An Evolution of the Process Based on Lessons Learned and Best Practices at the 2013 Sloan-C conference.

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