Distinguished Service Professor of Information Systems and Director of University Graduate Studies
Students in Dr. Betty Kleen’s courses are often learning from the newest teaching techniques, devices or homework applications. Even if they aren’t good at taking tests, her students can still be successful through other assignments that expand their knowledge of the subject being studied.
After completing her doctorate and beginning a career at Nicholls State University, Kleen began to focus much of her research on business education. Her students throughout the years have been reaping the benefits of having a professor who is well versed in information systems, business communication and teaching methods.
The best part of the job is facilitating student learning of whatever I am teaching, Kleen says. Whether I help students become more confident in their understanding and use of computer and information systems in today’s business world or whether I help students become more competent business writers, the end result is the best part of my job.
Kleen began at Nicholls in 1979 as an assistant professor of administrative services. Since then she has served as associate professor of administrative services and interim head of the Department of Information Systems. She currently serves as the director of graduate studies and distinguished service professor of information systems.
Kleen says she enjoys the personal approach that is possible at Nicholls because of smaller class sizes.
Getting to know my students one-one-one to appreciate their achievements in the course they are studying is a big plus of teaching at Nicholls, Kleen says. Our faculty members also hold students accountable to meeting the standards set in the courses to ensure the business community recognizes that our program graduates are competent and capable of succeeding on the job.
In her spare time, Kleen enjoys reading mysteries and biographies, cross-stitching for her family and friends and traveling within the United States and to other countries.
B.S., M.S., Western Illinois University; Ed.D., University of Kentucky
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