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Gwen U. Jensen, Ph.D
Dr. Jensen is an Associate Professor of Theatre in WSC’s Theatre Minor. She teaches Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, American Theatre, Modern World Drama, and Theatre Workshop. For the Speech Communication Program, Gwen teaches Principles of Human Communication, Computer Layout for Presentations, and coaches the Intercollegiate Forensics team. Gwen holds a B.A. from Wayne State College, an M.A. from the University of South Dakota-Vermillion, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
She is the faculty sponsor for the Drama Club and holds a seat on various campus committees. At WSC, she has directed the Theatre Program’s productions of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, All in the Timing, Beauty and the Beast, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad, The Crucible, Trust, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. She is a certified judge for high school one-act competitions with the NSAA and recently made a presentation entitled Finding Your Character at the annual KCACTF in St, Louis, MO.
Gwen’s academic interests include American Theatre, Cultural History, and the process of communicating effectively from the stage. Gwen has lived in the northeast Nebraska region her entire life and has two children and two grandchildren.