Carlos Jensen has been appointed associate dean of undergraduate programs for the College of Engineering by Scott Ashford, Kearney Professor and dean of the college.
“During more than a decade on our faculty, Carlos has demonstrated a deep and abiding commitment to the welfare and success of students,” said Ashford. “We welcome him to our leadership team and look forward to a constructive partnership for further student success.”
Jensen will be responsible for developing policies and practices that improve academic and co-curricular programs. He will lead the implementation of the college’s strategic plan in relation to its goal of providing students a transformational educational experience and building a community of faculty, students, and staff that is increasingly more inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success.
“I am thrilled to have an opportunity to fulfill the college’s mission of providing a positive and productive educational experience,” said Jensen. “My passion and professional interests align perfectly with my new responsibilities, and I’m confident that I can contribute a great deal toward improving the undergraduate experience.”
Jensen joined the College of Engineering faculty in 2005 as an assistant professor of computer science in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). He was named associate professor in 2012.
A significant focus of his research has been on finding better ways to use computer technology to teach students and to identify and break down barriers and inequalities in computing. As a proponent of experiential learning, Jensen created the Center for Applied Systems and Software, a non-profit organization that provides students hands-on industry experience working on real-world projects.
Jensen earned his B.S. in Computer Science at the State University of New York, Brockport, in 1998, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005.