MARIE STETTLER KLEINE
Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Design, & Society
Marie Stettler Kleine is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering, Design, & Society. She conducts research on engineering practice and pedagogy, exploring its origins, purposes, and potential futures. Marie is especially interested in the roles of values in engineers’ pursuit to “do good.”
Marie received her B.S. in mechanical engineering and international studies from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and M.S. and PhD in science and technology studies (STS) from Virginia Tech. She also earned a graduate certificate in human-centered design (HCD) from the Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program at Virginia Tech.
Marie’s interest in values and engagement in professional cultures also extends to innovation and its experts. With Matthew Wisnioski and Eric Hintz, Marie co-edited Does America Need More Innovators? (MIT Press, 2019). This project engages innovation’s champions, critics, and reformers in critical participation.
As an educator, Marie challenges engineers to critically engage in their work. At Virginia Tech, she taught Engineering Cultures, a class that introduces students to the historical and contemporary formations of the engineering profession around the globe. She also assisted in Foundations of Engineering, exposing first-year engineering students to team design and engineering ethics. At Mines, she teaches humanitarian engineering, design, and STS at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.