Name: Amy Jensen
Title: Associate Dean, Full Professor
Division: Administration, Media Arts Critical Studies, Theatre Education
Office Hours: A-501 HFAC, by appointment (schedule with Francie in Dean’s office)
BA, Theatre Education/English Education, BYU, 1989
MA, Dramatic Theory and Criticism, BYU, 1998
PhD, Theatre History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
Amy is the College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) Associate Dean over faculty development and research. She is also the executive producer of the CFAC Bravo Series, a professional performing arts series produced by the college. She is a faculty member in the Theatre and Media Arts Department and teaches in the undergraduate Theatre and Media Education Program as well as the Media and Performance Masters Degree. She has received the Lin Wright Special Achievement Award (2014) from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. The award honors individuals who have made a distinctive educational contribution or provided meritorious service thus furthering theatre and drama for young people. She has also received the Meritorious Service Award from the National Association for Media Literacy Education (2011), and in 2009 she received the Brigham Young University Young Scholar Award (a $24,000 prize) for her theatre and media literacy work in the public schools. Book publications include, Theatre in a Media Culture: Production, Performance and Perception Since 1970 (McFarland, 2007), the Co- edited volume (Re) imagining Literacies for Content-area Classrooms (Teachers College Press, 2010), and Arts Literacies and Education (Routledge, 2015). Amy is also the executive producer of the web documentary series By Study, By Faith, which features stories about BYU faculty women, faith, and education.
Amy has served as the Co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education, the General Editor for the Youth Theatre Journal and on the advisory board of the Arts Education Policy Review. She has also served on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Education and as Advocacy Director on the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Board of Directors. She also served on the leadership team for the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards.
She currently serves on the College Board’s Academic Advisory Committee where she consults on the development of Advanced Placement Arts curricula and other arts initiatives. She is also a member of the College Board Pre-AP National Faculty and serves as the Committee Chair of the Arts Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Educational Theatre Association’s College Advisory Committee where she has aided in the development of Opportunity to Learn Standards for theatre education classrooms and developed a Teacher Evaluation Handbook for organizational members.
Amy Petersen Jensen CV