Director, Museum Education Programs
Supervised Fieldwork Advisor, Course Instructor
Some of the Values that Shape My Work
Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities
Recent Professional Contributions
- Conducted professional development helping teachers in Yonkers, Long Island, and Queens make effective use of museum resources and incorporate museum teaching practices into classrooms to enrich curriculum.
- Conducted docent training at numerous museums.
- Co-instructor for a three-day seminar on new directions in museums for museum professionals throughout Colombia.
- M.Ph., City University of New York Graduate School and University Center
- M.A., Hunter College, City University of New York
- B.A., Mount Holyoke College
Selected Publications and Presentations
Jensen, N. (2002). Museum visits and programs: What are the perspectives of teachers, museum educators, and children? New England Museum Association Newsletter, 25(3), 1-8.
Jensen, N. (2000). Reconceptualizing museums. Museum Computer Network, Spectra, 27(1), 45.
Jensen, N. (1997). Educating educators and learning through visitors: A constructivist approach. Interpreter, NYC Museum Educators Roundtable, 4-6.
Jensen, N. (1994). Children's perceptions of their museum experiences: A contextual perspective. Children's Environments, 11(4), 300-324.
Jensen, N. (1994). Children, teenagers, and adults in museums: A developmental perspective. In E. Hooper-Greenhill (Ed.), The educational role of the museum (pp. 110-117). London, England: Routledge.
Jensen, N., Ulzheimer, R., & Wolins, I. (1992). Children’s memories of museum field trips: A qualitative study. Journal of Museum Education, 17(2), 17-27.
Jensen, N., & Munley, M. E. (1992). The training of museum education professionals: Report from Detroit. In Patterns in practice (pp. 361-365). Washington, DC: Museum Education Roundtable.