Dr. Joel A. Kline

Joel Kline ’89

Professor of Design, Media, and Technology

Email: jkline@lvc.edu

Phone: 717-867-6108

Office Location: Clyde A. Lynch 119-B

B.S., B.A., Lebanon Valley College; M.J., Temple University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

E-commerce, Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Research & Practice Areas:
User Experience (UX), Knowledge in Enterprise, and Technical Communication

  • 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


  • 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).