Klausner, Michael


Klausner Michael
Dr. Michael Klausner
Director of Social Sciences Program, Associate Professor of Sociology
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Contact Information:
klausner@pitt.edu 
814-362-7627
203C Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials:
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Illinois 1976
M.A. Sociology, University of Illinois 1971
B.A. Sociology and Psychology, Herbert Lehman College 1969

Academic Focus:
Dr. Klausner teaches a variety of sociology classes, including Intro to Sociology, Socialization, Organizational Behavior, Small Groups, Sociological Theory.  "I love them all," he says. He has presented papers at sociological conferences and has received grants from the Faculty Development Committee here at Pitt-Bradford. Klausner has also been nominated for the Award for Teaching Excellence.

Short Bio:
Dr. Klausner enjoys exercise with weights, aerobics, and yoga. He reads motivational books to help him be a better teacher and to inspire his students. When he's home in New York City, he is involved with New York Cares, where he tutors homeless children. If he weren't a professor, he would want to work where he could be of service to others: a counselor, a clinical psychologist, or even sales -- "anything that would allow me to share my ideas with other people and interact with the public."