Oregon State University

Tim Jensen

Assistant Professor/Director of Writing

Oregon State University
Moreland 204B
2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331 USA
Tel: (541)737-1344
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Tim Jensen directs the Writing Program and teaches courses in composition, rhetoric, and pedagogy.  His teaching aims at generating what the Greeks called phronesis—practical wisdom for everyday living—by challenging students to apply personal interests and real exigencies to their work.  He is currently focused on a book that reexamines rhetoric's approach to pathē, the passions of persuasion.  Working with contemporary rhetorical theory, social movement studies and critical affect/emotion studies, the project advances the concept of the common sensorium, an affective and emotional analogue to common sense.  Recent work appears in The Megarhetorics of Global Development, Global Academe: Engaging Intellectual Discourse, and The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest.  Dr. Jensen is also co-creator and currently serves on the editorial board of Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion, a peer-review digital journal dedicated to advancing rhetorical literacy in and outside of the academy.  He hopes to one day grow up on a farm.

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Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
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