Dr. Nicole Klein
Education: Ph.D. in Health Education
University of Texas at Austin
Community Health Education
VC, Room 1018
About Dr. Klein
Nicole Aydt Klein is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Health Education. She obtained her Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Texas at Austin, and she obtained both her undergraduate degree and Master's degree in Health Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Prior to completing her doctoral degree, Dr. Klein worked with low-income pregnant and parenting adolescents which led to her interest adolescent sexuality.
Dr. Klein's research focuses on creating sexually healthy individuals through inclusive sexuality education. She is especially interested in improving the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals in school settings. She has an interest in technology and integrates the use of innovative tools in her teaching, service and research. Dr. Klein has published several research articles and a book chapter related to sexuality education. She has presented her research at many conferences, including the International Conference on Teacher Education and Social Justice and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).
Dr. Klein teaches courses in community health education planning and evaluation, foundations of health education, women's health, sexuality education and health behavior theories. She was the recipient of the SIUE Teaching Excellence Award in 2012.