Dr. Joel A. Kline
Professor of Design, Media, and Technology

Academic Areas of Expertise:

  • E-commerce
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

Research Topics:

User Experience (UX), Knowledge in Enterprise, and Technical Communication.

Professional Leadership & Major Awards

Positions and Awards

  • International Digital Media and Arts Association, Board Member and Treasurer, 2005-2015.
  • Visiting Professor in E-business, Department of Strategic Innovation, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany.
  • Society for Technical Communication, Body of Knowledge Project Lead, 2010-2015


Scholarly Work and Publications


Kline, J. and Guerino, F. (2016). Using data driven synthesis tools to automatically generate content. InterCom. Society for Technical Communication.

Kline, J., & Alex-Brown, K. (2013). The social body of knowledge: Nurturing organizational social capital via social media based communities of practice. Technical Communication, 60(4), 279-292.

Kline, J., & Barker, T. (2012). Negotiating professional consciousness in technical communication: A community of practice approach. Technical Communication, 59(1), 32-48.

Changing Higher Education: Can Universities Overcome Baumol’s Cost Disease to Innovate? Guest Lecture at Leuphana University, University of Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany, December 15, 2013.

Corporate Microblogging: A Case Study in Enterprise Social Networking. AIIM 360 Annual Conference. Philadelphia. April 2010.

Mapping the Body of Knowledge: Knowledge Creation and Transfer in Technical Communication. Paper presentation, IEEE IPCC PCS Conference. Montreal. (July 2008).

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