Julie Thompson Klein

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Julie Thompson Klein
Born1944 December 8
AwardsPresidents Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State Univ. (1985)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Oregon, Oregon State University
Academic work
DisciplineInterdisciplinary studies
InstitutionsWayne State University (current); Shimane University (1978-79)
Notable worksInterdisciplinarity: History, theory and practice (1990); Crossing Boundries: Knowledge, disciplinarities and interdisciplinarities (1996); The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity Ch.2 "A taxonomy of interdisciplinarity" (2010)

Julie Thompson Klein is a professor and scholar in the field of Interdisciplinary Studies at Wayne State University. Klein is widely known as a pioneer in interdisciplinary education, and has consulted widely in academic and other settings in the field. In 2016, she was a speaker at the Centennial Symposium of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.[1] During her 36 years at Wayne state, her publications have been heavily cited.[2]

Publications (partial)[edit]



  • "Interdisciplinarity and complexity: An evolving relationship." structure 71 (1984): 72.
  • "Blurring, cracking, and crossing: Permeation and the fracturing of discipline." Knowledges: Historical and critical studies in disciplinarity (1993): 185-214.
  • "Prospects for transdisciplinarity." Futures 36.4 (2004): 515-526.
  • "Integrative learning and interdisciplinary studies." Peer Review 7, no. 4 (2005): 8-10.
  • "A platform for a shared discourse of interdisciplinary education." JSSE-Journal of Social Science Education 5, no. 4 (2006).
  • "Afterword: the emergent literature on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research evaluation." Research Evaluation 15, no. 1 (2006): 75-80.
  • "Evaluation of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research: a literature review." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 35, no. 2 (2008): S116-S123.

See also[edit]

HASTAC, the Humanities Arts Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory.


  1. ^ The Association of American Colleges and Universities, Centennial Symposium Speakers: Biographies, retrieved 21 December 2016
  2. ^ Klein, Julie Thompson (1990). Interdisciplinarity: History, Theory, and Practice. Detroit: Wayne State University.

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