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Jane Jensen

University of Kentucky
Associate Professor
Lexington, KY
Dr. Jensen joined the Educational Policy Studies faculty at UK from Indiana University with a PhD in Anthropology and Higher Education. Her research includes the study of student transitions to and through college, credentialing, and policies regarding student success and general education. She has completed research in Eastern Kentucky on high school students’ aspirations for college and is conducting federal evaluation studies for the Department of Labor TAACCCT program, the Department of Education First in the World program, and NIH training grants. As a Chellgren Professor for Undergraduate Excellence at the University of Kentucky, her research also includes an examination of the ways in which students understand and access the undergraduate curriculum and co-curriculum. Dr. Jensen has also collaborated with faculty in Italy and Central Asia on the study of transitions from secondary to post-secondary education in Europe and Kazakhstan. Dr. Jensen holds a M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from Indiana University and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia.