Assistant Professor, Director of the MAP Program
Office: Mills 406
Degrees: Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology (University of Alabama), 2010 2009; Master's in Psychology (University of Alabama), 2006; Bachelor's in Psychology (University of Alabama), 2004
Year appointed: 2009
Dr. Klein is a cognitive psychologist and is interested in the automatic processes of learning and attention, as well as the neurological bases of those processes. Additionally, he is specifically interested in how these processes may function differently in persons with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and how those differences may be related to symptoms of the disorder.
Dr. Klein has recently published in Development and Brain Systems in Autism as well as a chapter on the neuropsychology of autism. In addition, he has presented his research at a number of national and international conferences, including International Meeting for Autism Research, Human Brain Mapping, and Society for Research in Child Development.
Dr. Klein began teaching at Marietta College in the fall of 2009, teaching courses in statistics, research methods, and cognitive psychology. He is excited about engaging students in the classroom, as well as involving them in research that contributes both to the field of cognitive psychology and the community.