Director - SWLF | Associate Professor

Office: 541-737-1344

Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 204B

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Office Hours: 
Winter 2020: Mon. 1–2pm | Tues. 10am–Noon | Wed. 1–2pm | by appointment

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Affiliated with: 
School of Writing, Literature and Film
Courses Taught: 

WR 512: Contemporary Composition Theory

WR 462/582: Environmental Writing

WR 420/520: Style & The Sentence

WR 411/511: The Teaching of Writing

WR 303: Writing for the Web

WR 121: English Composition

WR 517: WR 121 Teaching Practicum

WR 599: WR 222 Teaching Practicum

WR 599: Dissertation Writing 

Research/Career Interests: 

Tim Jensen researches and teaches rhetorical theory, environmental communication, and composition pedagogy. His book, Ecologies of Guilt in Environmental Rhetorics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), argues that the anemic response to ecological upheaval is due, in part, to our inability to navigate novel forms of environmental guilt. The book illuminates how environmental guilt is provoked, perpetuated, and framed through everyday discourse, and looks to a future where guilt—and its symbiotic relationships with anger, shame, and grief—is shaped in tune with the ecologies that sustain us.

As Director of Writing, he oversees foundational writing courses at OSU and mentors Graduate Teaching Assistants in developing their pedagogical skills. Alongside his academic research, he is actively involved in wild salmon advocacy and other ecological restoration projects. He hopes to one day grow up on a farm.