Jensen studies the relationship between media and contemporary culture, with special interest in claims about media influence; beliefs about the arts; and the value of cultural choices. She founded and directs the Henneke Faculty Writing Program at the University of Tulsa, and is the author of Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics (Chicago, 2017) and a series of columns on academic writing in Vitae. She has started a new TU Public Scholar Initiative, designed to help faculty reach beyond academic audiences.
Asserts that it is possible to write happily and productively in academe, and offers tools and techniques for academics to overcome obstacles to scholarly writing within universities. Jensen draws on popular and scholarly insights into the writing process and stems from Jensen's experience designing and directing a faculty writing program.