Dr. Erin Jensen

Dr. Erin Jensen
Associate Professor,
English

Meet Erin Jensen

OF NOTE: Leads a breadth of coursework in communications, rhetoric, social media writing, and technical writing.

KNOWN FOR: Encouraging students to apply their learning to real-world situations.

When not in the classroom, can often be found: Publishing and presenting research on technical writing, L2 learners, pedagogical innovations, and student experiences in higher education.

Popular quote: “I enjoy the opportunity to teach students, hear their ideas, and learn from them.”

Examples of the classes taught by Erin Jensen:
  • RH 101: Rhetoric I
  • RH 102: Rhetoric II
  • CE 101: Communications Essentials
  • RH 104: Rhetoric and Writing
  • EN 361: Social Media Writing
  • EN 362: Editing and Writing for Publication
  • EN 363: Professional and Technical Writing
  • B.A. in English, University of Utah
  • M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, University of Utah
  • Ph.D. in Education, Culture, and Society/Rhetoric and Composition, University of Utah
  • Rhetoric and Composition Studies
  • Social Media Writing
  • Technical and Professional Writing
  • Multilingual and International Students
  • Writing Centers

Publications

  • Jensen, E. B. (2019). Selecting a journal. In J.R. Gallagher & D.N. DeVoss (Editors), Explanation Points: Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition. University of Colorado / Utah State University Press.
  • Jensen, E.B., Stieger, J., and Zulim, W. (2019). First Year Composition/Technical Writing for Career and Technical Education Students. In Meryl Siegal & Betsy Gilliland (Editors), First Year Composition at the Community College: Empowering the Teacher. University of Michigan Press.
  • Jensen, E. B., Ashley, K., Park, C., & Dean, L. (2019). Student Empowerment: Reflections on Creating a Student Run College-Based Book Club in Rural Nevada. In S. Mawani & A.A. Mukadam (Editors), Student Empowerment: Reflections of Teachers and Students in Higher Education.
  • Jordan, J. & Jensen, E. B. (2017). Writing programs, student support, and privatizing international recruitment. In B. Q. Smith & N.C. DeJoy (Editors), Cross-Unit collaborations and curricula innovations that support multilingual writers. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  • Jensen, E.B. (2017, July). Writing in the Social Sciences (Online Section). Syllabus6(1), 1-10.
  • Jensen, E.B. (2016, November). Peer-Review writing workshops in college courses: Students’ perspectives about online and classroom-based workshops. Soc. Sci5(4), 72.
  • Jensen, E. B. (2016, February).  Online peer-review writing workshops and L2 students. Symposium on Emerging Technology Trends in Higher Education.
  • Jensen, E. B. (2015). Pre-service volunteer tutors in a writing center. In K. Charron (Ed.), Sound Instruction: Writing Center theory and practice (pp. 2-5). Stuyvesant Falls, NY: Rapid Intellect Group.
  • Jensen, E. B. (2015). Creation of third space in a bridge class: “Dwelling in and stretching out.”   Case Studies Journal 4(11), 50-55.
  • Tomas, Z., Gardett, M., & Jensen, E. B. (2014, Spring). Intensive Writing Institute for L2 writers: A bridge to university-level academic writing and cultural and institutional expectations. Writing and Pedagogy, 6 (1), 107-120.

Presentations

  • Humanities Commons’ Influence on Writing Courses Engagement. Making Connections Conference #HCTwitterConf19
  • The Art of Likes: Writing Centers’ Navigation of Social Media’s Tensions. IWCA-NCPTW , Ohio
  • The Skills We Carry Forward: From Freshman Composition to Beyond. TYCA West, Utah
  • Languaging the Silence in L2 Writing Classrooms. College Composition and Communication Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Community-Engaged Learning in the Writing Center and Writing Courses. RMMLA. Spokane, Washington.
  • Sustainable multilingual pedagogies for L2 students: Cultivating More Inclusive Classrooms. College Composition and Communication Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • Integrating Writing for Undergraduate Academic Journals into Writing Courses. The Workplace and Beyond: Technical and Professional Communication.
  • Figured Worlds: Chinese International Students’ Experiences in First-Year College Composition Courses. Rocky Mountain Rhetoric Symposium.  Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Cyborg in the Writing Center: Welcoming Technologies into the Writing ProcessInternational Writing Center Association (IWCA), Denver, Colorado.
  • Online peer-review writing workshops and L2 students. Symposium on Emerging Technology Trends in Higher Education. University of Utah
  • Influences of Chinese students’ writing in U.S. academic spaces. American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Conference. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Online digital networks for L2 learners: Online writing workshops, online writing tutoring, and online writing classes. Western  States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • International Admissions Brokers: Streamlining or complicating writing support?  College Composition and Communication Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • The global and the local: International graduate students in U.S. Writing Centers.  International Writing Centers Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Writing from sources: Examining university L1 and  L2 writers’ experiences.  Symposium on Second Language Writing, Lafayette, Indiana.

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