Jess Jensen



rank Co-Coordinator/Assistant Professor
office location 02-132

(805) 756-6420


  • 2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning from The University of Iowa
  • Concentration: Mathematics Education
  • 2010 Master of Arts in Education from Viterbo University
  • 2008 Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from The University of Iowa

Research Interests

  • The effects of teachers’ beliefs and mathematical knowledge on classroom questioning practices
  • Maximizing student engagement in making sense of mathematics
  • Social Justice Education


  • Jensen, J., Halter, M., & Kye, A. (2020) Maintaining cognitively challenging discourse through student silence. Journal of Korean Society of Mathematical Education Series D, 23(2), 63-92.

  • Good, C., Jensen, J., Buxner, S., & Vokos, S. (2020). Growing STAR teacher-researchers. Advancing Research and Innovation in the STEM Education.[MOU1]

  • Choi, K. M., McAninch, M, Jensen, J., & Susadya, L. (2019). Environmental and interpersonal factors on development of the mathematically gifted: Cases of international mathematical Olympiad winners from Korea. Journal of Korean Society of Mathematical Education Series D, 22(3), 175-202

  • Jensen, J. (2019). Using arrays to visualize multiplication across grade levels. California Mathematics Council – Communicator, 44(1), 10-14

  • Jensen, J. (2018). Ratios, rates, unit rates, and debates! Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 24(2), 75-80.

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 435: Learning to Teach K-8 Mathematics with Diverse Populations
  • EDUC 450: Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar
  • EDUC 454: Clinical Practice II
  • EDUC 455: Multiple Subject Clinical Practice Seminar II
  • EDUC 532: Advanced Field Experiences in Education
  • EDUC 535: Advanced Classroom Pedagogy in Elementary Mathematics Education

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