Jensen, Jamie

Biology

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4059  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-6896

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Biography
Dr. Jensen specializes in the development and assessment of undergraduate biology curricula that employ evidenced-based pedagogical strategies to increase student scientific reasoning skills and deep conceptual understanding. She is also the mother of four handsome boys and loves reading, sewing, and dissecting.
 Teaching Interests
Introductory Biology for non-majors, Introductory Biology for majors, Advanced Teaching Methods
 Research Interests
Biological Science Education; effective pedagogical strategies to increase scientific reasoning skills
 Education
  • PhD Biology, Biological Science Education, Arizona State University, 2008
  • MS Zoology, Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University, 2003
  • BS Animal Science, Animal Science, Brigham Young University, 1999
 Experience

Academic - Post-Secondary
  • Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, 2010-Present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 2005-2010
  • Adjunct Faculty, Riosalado Community College, 2004-2005
  • Adjunct Faculty, Utah Valley State College (Now UVU), 2001-2003

Professional
  • Consultant, Diagnostic Consultation, 2007-2010

 Memberships
  • Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research, 2012-Present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006-Present
  • National Science Teachers Association, 2010-2013
  • National Association of Biology Teachers, 2009-2012
  • The American Society for Cell Biology, 2009-2012
 Honors and Awards
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College : Emerging Science and Mathematics Scholars, Outstanding Student Support Award
 Courses Taught

Fall 2016
  • BIO 100: Principles of Biology Section 005, 006
  • BIO 130: Biology Section 004, 005, 006, 014, 015
  • BIO 494R: Mentored Research Section 007, 028
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 005
Summer 2016
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 011
Winter 2016
  • BIO 100: Principles of Biology Section 003, 004
  • BIO 695R: Practicum in Biology Teaching Section 001
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 005
Fall 2015
  • BIO 100: Principles of Biology Section 005, 006
  • BIO 130: Biology Section 007, 008, 009
  • BIO 494R: Mentored Research Section 007, 028
  • BIO 679R: Adv Topics in Science Educatn Section 001
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 005

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Heaps AJ, Briggs J, Dawson TD, Hansen M, Jensen JL. 2016. Deriving population growth models by growing fruit fly colonies. American Biology Teacher. 78(3):221-225.

Kummer TA, Whipple CJ, Jensen JL. 2016. Prevalence and persistence of misconceptions in tree thinking. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education.

Jensen JL, Kummer TA, Godoy PM. 2015. Improvements from a flipped classroom may simply be the fruits of active learning. CBE-Life Sciences Education.

Jensen JL. 2014. Teaching to the Test, or Testing to Teach: Exams Requiring Higher Order Thinking Skills Encourage Greater Conceptual Understanding. Educational Psychology Review.

Jensen JL. 2013. Further evidence for hemisity sorting during career specialization. Journal of Career Assessment. 00:1-12.

Jensen JL, Dario-Becker J, Hughes LE, Katz SD, Shaw JA. 2012. A call for a community of practice to assess the impact of emerging technologies on undergraduate biology education. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 13(1):21-27.

Jensen JL. 2011. College professor versus high school teacher: Does pedagogical preparation make a difference?. Bioscene. 37(2):30-36.

Jensen JL, Lawson AE. 2011. Effects of collaborative group composition and inquiry instruction on reasoning gains and achievement in college biology. Cell Biology Education - Life Science Education. 10(1):64-73. <website>

Jensen JL. 2009. Using the mystery of the cyclopic lamb to teach biotechnology. The American Biology Teacher. 72(4):245-251. <website>

Lawson AE, Oehrtman M, Jensen JL. 2008. Connecting science and mathematics: The nature of scientific and statistical hypothesis testing. Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. 6(2):405-416. <website>

Presentations

Jensen JL, McDaniel M, Woodard S, Kummer T, Godoy PD. Teaching to the Test...Or Testing to Teach. Roseman University of Health Sciences - School of Pharmacy. South Jordan, UT. 2016 .

Jensen JL. The Evolution of Evolution Acceptance: A Road to Reconciliation. LDS Life Sciences Symposium. Lehi, UT. 2016 .

Laidlaw C, Jensen JL. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research. Minneapolis, MN. 2016 .

Kummer TA, Jensen JL. Integrating Tree Thinking into Learning Biological Diversity Improves Student Understanding. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research. Minneapolis, MN. 2016 .

Jensen JL, Holt EA, Ogden TH. Testing the Mechanisms of Pre-Class Content Delivery in a Flipped Classroom. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research. Minneapolis, MN. 2016 .

Manwaring K, Jensen JL, Gill RA, Sudweeks RR, Davies RS, Olsen JA, Bradshaw WS. The Evolution of Evolution Acceptance. Biology Leadership Community. New Orleans, LA. 2016 .

Jensen JL, Kummer TA, Godoy PD. Improvements from a Flipped Classroom May Simply Be the Fruits of Active Learning. Gordon Research Conference. Lewiston, ME. 2015 .

Jensen JL, Kummer TA, Godoy PD. Improvements from a Flipped Classroom May Simply Be the Fruits of Active Learning. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER). Minneapolis, MN. 2015 .

Jensen JL, Kummer TA, Godoy PD. Improvements from a Flipped Classroom May Simply Be the Fruits of Active Learning. Biology Leadership Conference. Austin Texas. 2015 .

Jensen JL. Gender Bias in Lesson Models for Biology Education. Women's Symposium. Brigham Young University. 2014 .

Jensen JL. Teaching to the Test, or Testing to Teach: Exams Requiring Higher Order Thinking Skills Encourage Greater Conceptual Understanding. Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education. St Louis. 2014 .

Jensen JL, Kauwe JS. A Constructivist Model in Introductory Biology. American Association for the Advancement of Science - Vision and Change. Washington, DC. 2013 .

Jensen JL, McDaniel M, Kummer T, Woodard S. Teaching to the Test, or Testing to Teach: Exams Requiring Higher Order Thinking Skills Encourage Greater Conceptual Understanding. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research. University of Minnesota. 2013 .

Jensen JL, Kummer TA, Banjoko A. Bridging the Gap Between Concrete and Theoretical to Teach Gene Expression. American Society for Cell Biology. Denver, CO. 2011 .

Jensen JL, Woodard SM. Teaching to the Test…or Testing to Teach. American Society for Cell Biology. Denver, CO. 2011 .

Jensen JL. Educational Research in the Biological Sciences. Wasatch Associates Program. Provo, UT. 2011 .

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