Jane McEldowney Jensen, Ph.D.

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    An anthropologist by training, I conduct research on cultural values for post-compulsory education and ways that college students negotiate academic capital. As a Chellgren Professor with the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence, I am working on a project investigating undergraduate academic literacy, particularly with regards to liberal education and creativity. My experiences teaching in travel courses in Europe has led to a curricular research project focused on decolonizing education abroad.

    Courses Taught

    I teach qualitative inquiry, sociology of higher education, college student development, seminars on high impact curricular practices, and comparative higher education. 

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    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University


    Master of Arts, Indiana University


    Master of Science, Indiana University


    Bachelor of Arts, University Of Virginia



    • LB2300 Higher Education
    • LA History of education
    • HM Sociology
    • GN Anthropology
    • HT Communities. Classes. Races
    • GT Manners and customs
    • BH Aesthetics
    • TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
    • GV Recreation Leisure


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