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Sara Klein

Sara Klein

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Stevens Institute of Technology

Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Dr. Sara Klein currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Prior to her role at Stevens, she served as Dean of Campus Life and Engagement and Title IX Coordinator at Wagner College. Dr. Klein also held the positions of Associate Dean of Campus Life and Director of Residential Education at Wagner College. Before coming to Wagner, she worked as a Community Development Educator in the Department of Residential Education at New York University, and as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Dr. Klein has significant experience in the areas of Residence Life and Housing, Student Conduct, Title IX, Student Activities and Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Dining Services, the Chaplaincy, Disability Services, Health Services, Counseling Services, Study Abroad, International Student Advisement, Opportunity Programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs, Career Services, and Academic Advising.

Dr. Klein is an adjunct professor at New York University in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program. She has also taught in Wagner College’s Executive MBA program and has instructed webinars for the American College Personnel Association and, as well as presented throughout the country at professional conferences, seminars, and workshops. Dr. Klein has published articles in the Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, the Journal of College and University Housing, and authored a chapter in Linking Theories to Practice: Case Studies for Working with College Students (3rd Edition). She has served on the Editorial Board of the CSPA-NYS Journal of Student Affairs and has received national recognition for her contributions to the student affairs profession, most notably by the American College Personnel Association’s Emerging Professional Annuit Coeptis award and the Roberta Christie Research and Writing Award.

Dr. Klein earned her Ph.D. at New York University in Higher Education, where she also received a Master’s degree in the same subject. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Music. She lives with her husband, Ben, and two young children in Maplewood, NJ.

Selected Publications

  • Klein, S. (2017). Cyberbullying. In F.K. Stage & S. Hubbard (Eds) Linking Theories to Practice: Case Studies for Working with College Students (4th edition). Routledge.
  • Mayhew, M.J., Klein, S., Ulrich, A., Caldwell, R., & Hourigan, A. (2011). Curricular infusion and high-risk drinking among first-year students. Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 23(1).
  • Ellett, T.E., Belch, H.A., Christopher, J., St. Onge, S.R., Wilson, M., Dunkel, N.W., Klein, S., Nestor, E., Robinette, S.S., & Scheuerman, T.D. (2008). Recruitment and retention of entry-level staff in housing and residence life: A report on activities sponsored by the ACUHO-I Commissioned Research Program. Association of College and University Housing Officers – International.
  • Love, P., Carpenter, S., Haggerty, B., Hoffman, D., Janosik, S., Klein, S. et al. (2007). Professional competencies: A report of the steering committee on professional competencies. American College Personnel Association.
  • Bleiberg, S., Fertmann, A., Godino, C., & Todhunter, A. (2005). The layer cake model of college student bisexual development. National Association for Campus Activities Programming Magazine.
  • Bleiberg, S. (2004). A case for mixed-sex university housing. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 33(1), 3-9.


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