- Ph.D., Anthropology, New York University, 1975
- M.A., New York University, 1970
- B.A., New York University, 1968
- Women and Men in World Cultures, (McGraw-Hill, 2003) : View Book
- Women and Power in Native North America co-authored with Lillian A. Ackerman, (University of Oklahoma Press, 2000) : View Book
- Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues co-authored with Ann Kelleher, (Prentice-Hall, 1998) : View Book
Laura Klein joined the faculty at PLU in 1979. She earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from New York University with a dissertation topic on women and local level politics in a Tlingit community. She has continued to write about gender and Tlingit issues and has increasingly focused on ethnohistory and medicine. She is currently working with a Jamestown S’Klallam elder videotaping stories and important cultural events. She is the author of Global Perspectives: A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues (Prentice-Hall) with Ann Kelleher, Native American Women and Power (Oklahoma) with Lillian A Ackerman, and Women and Men in World Cultures (McGraw-Hill).