Shirley R. Klein
Shirley R. Klein, associate professor, served as chair of the Home and Family Living Program in the School of Family Life. She and her colleague, Jeff Hill, created a new text for the Home and Family Living 100 course: Creating Home as a Sacred Center: Principles for Everyday Living.
She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, a master’s degree at Brigham Young University, and a doctoral degree at the University of Utah. During earlier seasons in her life she taught home economics classes at Canyon del Oro High School in Tucson, Arizona; at Immaculate Heart Academy (a private Catholic school for girls); and at Ajo High School. She was a full-time mother in her home for 15 years before returning for graduate degrees. At BYU she has published in scholarly journals about extending family education in secondary schools and underserved populations in substance-abuse programs and prisons.
She is married to Michael Klein. They are the parents of eight children and many grandchildren.