Ph.D. Latin American Literature, University of Iowa, 2000
M.A. Languages and Literature (Spanish), University of Utah, 1991
B.A. Spanish, University of Utah, 1988
Dr. Jensen's primary teaching and research interests lie in 20th-Century Spanish American literature, in particular poetry and the short story. He co-created PURO CUENTO Grupo de Lectura, an effort dedicated to providing opportunities for Spanish speakers to engage with literary texts--mostly short stories--in Spanish, outside of the academic environment. He also created and teaches a course devoted to service-learning in the local Spanish-speaking community, which is offered every Spring Semester. He drinks mate every day and manages an Argentine League fantasy soccer team. He has worked at UVU since 2000.