Karl W. Klein
Associate Professor of Computer Studies
Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Education: B.S., Slippery Rock University; M.Ed., University of Virginia.
History at OCC: I was hired in 2002 to help OCC faculty put courses into the online SUNY Learning Network. I also assisted in the move into the virtual world via the ANGEL learning management system. Today I teach most of my courses in Computer Applications and Digital Media areas. I also teach a course on Sustainability in the new Interdisciplinary Department which I am privileged to be a part of.
Little-Known Facts: I spent six years in the U.S. Navy, most of it aboard the USS Nimitz which was the world’s largest warship at that time. I was also a firefighter for the National Park Service in the early 1990s. I helped fight fires in Yosemite National Park and the Okefenokee Swamp on the Florida-Georgia border.
Meaningful Experiences Outside Education: While serving in the military and traveling around the world I learned people are not as different from me as I thought.
Words of Wisdom: I am most grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at OCC. As a first generation college student myself (and the first in my entire extended family), I know firsthand how transformative an education can be.