Andrew R. Klein was named interim chancellor on February 16, 2022, and assumed responsibilities on March 1.
Currently the Paul E. Beam Professor of Law in the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Klein joined the IUPUI faculty in 2000 and served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, Klein was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall and a visiting scholar on the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. From 2010 to 2013, Klein served as chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at IUPUI. He was appointed the 12th dean of the McKinney School of Law in 2013, providing strategic vision and leadership, and advancing research, education, and civic engagement until returning to the faculty in 2020.
Klein focuses his teaching and research on tort and environmental law. A dedicated classroom instructor, Klein’s work has garnered numerous awards, including five teaching awards, three faculty leadership awards, two outstanding administrator awards, and the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award. For his years of service to IUPUI and to the McKinney School of Law as dean, Klein was honored with an IU Bicentennial Medal in 2019 and a Chancellor's Medallion in 2021.
An active scholar, Klein has published articles in several leading law journals and has co-authored two casebooks and a textbook. He is a member of the American Law Institute and served on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ section on Torts and Compensation Systems and as a member of the diversity committee for the Law School Admissions Council. He also has served as reporter for the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals Civil Jury Instructions Committee and is a distinguished fellow of the Indianapolis and Indiana Bar Foundations.
Prior to joining IUPUI, Klein was on the faculty of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law from 1992 to 2000. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and his juris doctorate with distinction from Emory University School of Law where he studied as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow in Law and was editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal. Following law school, Klein served as a law clerk to Judge Joseph W. Hatchett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.