Dr. Charles Klein

Associate Professor & Interim Department Chair
Plant and Soil Science 150A

Professor Klein is a native of Maryland and came to Texas Tech in 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture in 1977 from West Virginia University, a Master of Landscape Architecture from Morgan State University in 1998 and a PhD in Agricultural Communication and Education in May 2012. He is a licensed landscape architect with over 30 years’ experience in the design/build, public and private consulting sectors. Currently he teaches a range of classes including Landscape Architecture Professional Practice, Site Design, Site Construction and Development and Proposal Writing. His research interests include Service-Learning and Study abroad and his dissertation research looked at the advantages and consequences of combining the two. Since 2003, he has lead a Community-Based Ecotourism summer study abroad trip to Yucatán, México where students work with rural Maya communities to develop low-impact tourism projects. He is a member of the Texas Tech Teaching Academy, has served as a Service-learning faculty mentor and fellow. In 2011 he received the CASNR Student Advising Award for his work as an academic advisor and as faculty advisor to both the Student American Society of Landscape Architects and Sigma Lambda Alpha.