Mr. Franz Klein
In 2009 Franz Klein enrolled in the “Great Books” Ph.D. program at the University of Dallas with the idea that he would someday teach at a small, Catholic liberal arts college. “But a few things made me realize that my calling was to teach on the prep school level,” he said. “It started when I was given the opportunity to coach cross country and track at a nearby Catholic school that had a strong commitment to human, spiritual, and intellectual formation. I witnessed how the students were transformed through their experience at the school. I realized how much I enjoyed being part of that process, accompanying the students as they come to excel not only on the sports field, but the classroom and in life. These past few years I have also had the opportunity to teach college-level classes, but nothing has matched being able to accompany students through some of their most formative years.”
Mr. Klein earned his B.A. in philosophy and classical languages from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and studied theology for two years at the Angelicum in Rome. He worked as a staff writer for The Catholic Times in La Crosse, Wisconsin, while earning an M.A. in English from Winona State University in nearby Winona, Minnesota. He is now a Ph.D. candidate in literature at the University of Dallas, where he has taught writing classes and served as editor-in-chief for the graduate journal Ramify. His dissertation focuses on the Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor. Mr. Klein teaches Classical Languages and Philosophy.