Joli Jensen - Faculty & Adjuncts

Joli Jensen, PhD

Joli Jensen, PhD
Professor Emerita of Media Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Media Studies
918-631-2826 Website Oliphant Hall Room 116


PhD – University of Illinois MS – University of Illinois BA – University of Nebraska


Dr. Jensen received her PhD in 1985 from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois. She has been a faculty member at the University of Virginia (1984-1986) and at the University of Texas at Austin (1986-1991). She joined the Faculty of Communication at the University of Tulsa in 1991, where she became Hazel Rogers Professor of Communication in 2005. She also founded and directs the TU Henneke Faculty Writing Center.

Research Interests

Interests include history of media criticism; explaining cultural quality; authenticity and commercialization; the social role of the arts; the nature of aesthetic experience; the history of secretarial work; Diana Athill; history of crafts

Teaching Interests

Courses Include media and popular culture; 20th century cultural theory; non-fiction writing; popular feminisms; the social role of the arts; mediated meanings

Courses Taught

  • Theories of Communication
  • First Year College Experience

Awards & Honors

  • F. J. Heyne Centennial Professorship in Communication Fellow
  • Teaching Excellence Award
  • Texas Excellence Teaching Award
  • Hazel Roger Endowed Professorship in Arts & Sciences
  • Alumni Achievement Award