Joli Jensen PhD

Hazel Rogers Professor of Media Studies Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
Media Studies


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.

Ph.D., University of Illinois
M.S., University of Illinois
B.A., University of Nebraska

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

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

COM 2893 Media and Popular Culture
COM 3013 Mediated Meaning: Celebrity, Tourism And Style
COM 3113 Inquiry in Communication
COM 4973 Senior Project