Karla Jensen, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Karla Jensen, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Contemplative Pedagogy
Communication Studies
Office location

SC 330 D

Office hours

Any day by appointment. Just send an email so we can connect. 


Ph.D., Communication Studies (Instructional Communication), University of Kansas, 1994
M.A., Communication Studies (Intercultural Communication), University of Kansas, 1991
B.A., Communication Studies and German, University of Nebraska, Phi Beta Kappa, 1988

Courses taught

The Liberal Arts of Yoga Seminar

Be Here Now: Mindfulness Theory and Practice

Communication Research Methods

Family Communication 

Health Communication 

Intercultural Communication 

Nonverbal Communication 

Service interests
Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards
  • National United Methodist Church Cutting Edge Curriculum Award, https://www.gbhem.org/article/innovative-courses-are-making-big-impact-…
  • TEDx Lincoln Presenter, October 1, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icOjqAbY6NQ
  • Exemplary Teaching Award, November, 2013 and November, 2004 - Nebraska Wesleyan University; Presented by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church
  • 2018, 2012 and 2004 Senior Class Advisor and Baccalaureate Speaker, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • White Award for Internationalization, May 2010, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Phi Kappa Phi Inductee, May 2010, Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Diversity Advocate Award, May, 2006; Presented by M.O.S.A.I.C. at Nebraska Wesleyan University