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Michael Klein

Assistant Professor
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University of St. Thomas
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Saint Paul, MN 55105-1096

Mike Klein, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas. He teaches undergraduate courses on Leadership for Social Justice, Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies, and seminars on: vocational discernment, art and social change, history and social movements, and coffee as lens for interdisciplinary analysis. He also teaches graduate courses on critical education in social movements and the pedagogy of Paulo Freire. His research and publishing focus on: leadership, peace education, critical pedagogy, popular culture in peace studies, and service-learning.

Klein received a 2007 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship for doctoral research on ritualizing leadership for democratic decision-making and action. He completed the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute in 2011, and consults with the Neighborhood Leadership Program at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.

From 2002-2007, he served as the Social Justice Vocation Instructor and Leadership Coordinator in Justice and Peace Studies, funded by a grant from the Lilly Foundation. Previously, he worked in Campus Ministry to direct VISION immersion trips throughout the US, Central America, and the Caribbean, and local VIA volunteer teams. Klein’s undergraduate degrees are in studio arts and theology and his Masters work is in education with an emphasis on service-learning.

A muralist focused on community-based projects, Klein has worked with participants in boxing and African dance programs, a youth farm project, a multi-cultural immigrant community, an alternative high school for juvenile offenders, a crisis nursery, and a food program for people living with HIV/AIDS.

In addition to journal articles and book chapters, he is the author or editor of five books including, "Democratizing Leadership: Counter-hegemonic Democracy in Organizations, Institutions, and Communities" released in 2016 by Information Age Publishing <http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Democratizing-Leadership>

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
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JPST 250 - L02 Intro to Justice & Peace - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 306
CRN: 21358 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael C. Klein Major aspects of world and local conflict, theories of social science relating to conflict and violence, and various proposals for solutions. Among the aspects of conflict studied are cultural differences, scarcity of resources, economic and social structures, international trade, the arms race, corruption, oppression and war. Proposed solutions assessed include development, structural changes, world governance, multinational agencies, military power, civilian-based defense, active nonviolence for social change, conflict resolution, disarmament, cultural exchange, religious revival and prayer. These topics are considered in the light of theory, history, and literature. Students apply these concepts by investigating one country or geographic area in depth through a semester long research project. Usually offered every semester. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.

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