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Harrison Kleiner

Harrison Kleiner


Associate Professor and Assoc. Vice Provost

Contact Information

Office Location: Geol 421B
IconPhone: (435) 797-2388

Educational Background

B.A., Cornell College, 1996
M.A., Boston College, 1999
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2011


Harrison Kleiner is an Associate Vice Provost for General Education and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Utah State University.  He grew up in Colorado, studied politics and philosophy at Cornell College, followed by an M.A. (Boston College) and a Ph.D. (Purdue) in philosophy.

Harrison teaches and writes on issues in perennial philosophy, theology, political thought, liberal education, and the great books.   He is deeply involved in general education, leading institutional efforts in curricular and assessment reform in the first-year experience and general education.   He chairs or serves on several state higher education system committees and consults nationally with faculty on general education, assessment, and excellence in teaching.

In his free time he can be found reading Tolkien or a fairy tale or otherwise skiing or hiking in the mountains.  He lives happily in North Logan with his wife (a USU psychologist), 4 daughters, and his loyal dog.