Associate Professor of Cinema
BA, Western Michigan University
MA, DePaul University (Chicago)
Subjects: Directing, Film Genres, Business, Television Production
Krystle Klein, Professor of Cinema/TV, joined the department in 2019. She has a B.A. in Television and Film Production from Western Michigan University, and an M.A. in Cinema from DePaul University in Chicago. She has been teaching the art of storytelling through film and television since 2005.
A producer, writer, director, and editor, Krystle has produced shows for ABC, NBC, Bravo, The Oprah Network, Vh1, and more. She has directed and edited documentary films, and recently authored a book on a filmmaking adventure through India. She has been working creatively in the entertainment industry since 1999, when she first began as a radio DJ.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Krystle lived in Chicago and Hawai’i before landing for good in Los Angeles. She loves to travel and explore, dabbles in stand-up comedy and yoga, plays the ukulele and the trumpet, and once went in front of the camera as RuPaul transformed her into a drag queen on DragU. But above all, she loves to teach, and is constantly in awe of her students’ talents and creativity.