Travis Jensen

Title: 
Assistant Dean of Faculty and Curriculum, University College
Phone: 
(402) 465-2532
Email: 
tjensen [at] NebrWesleyan.edu
Office: 
Burt Hall 110
Office hours: 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily

Background: 

Teacher (August 2000 – May 2004)
North Star High School and Northeast High School – Lincoln, Nebraska (grades 9 – 12)
• Advanced Placement Literature and Composition
• Composition / Advanced Composition
• American Literature
• Multicultural Literature
• General English
• English 10
• English 9

Teacher (August 1996 – May 2000)
Estacado High School – Lubbock, Texas (grades 10 – 12, Title I, magnet campus)
• Pre-Advanced Placement English 10
• English 10 / Academic Vocabulary Development
• Film Analysis / Literary Criticism
• Cooperative Teacher Experience Program

Account Executive (September 1992 – July 1995)
Knight Enterprises, Ltd. – Lawrence, Kansas

Education: 

University of Kansas
Master of Arts
Major: English
(1991)

University of Nebraska
Bachelor of Arts
Major: English
Minors: Political Science and History
(1989)

Teaching philosophy: 

My goal is to create contexts that help students discover new ways to explore the world, reflect on that experience, and verbally articulate their findings in such a way that they gain an enhanced insight on what and how they believe.

Courses taught: 

English 101 Masterpieces of Literature (Advantage Program)
English 108 Literature of the U.S: Since 1865 (Advantage Program)
Interdisciplinary Studies 001 Liberal Arts Seminar (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

I have also taught guided independent tutorials for the following in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:

English 169 Learning Resources for Young Adults
English 297 Internship
Education 239 Methods in Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Schools
Education 260 Methods in Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools