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Daniel Jensen, Ph.D.
Corporate Faculty
Ph.D. in Adult Education
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Education:

Ph.D. in Adult Education, Penn State University, Middletown, PA, USA.

Master of Strategic Studies, United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA, USA.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Human Resource Administration, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, USA.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Education, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Whitewater WI, USA.

Biography:

Dr. Dan Jensen is an independent consultant specializing in strategic planning, leadership, education, and training. He is currently involved in Department of Defense training and education programs with General Dynamics Information Technology; Strategic Learning Consultants, LLC; and INTECON, LLC. Dr. Jensen is also a member of the Corporate Faculty at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology where he designs and teaches leadership courses and conducts organizational development and leadership forums and workshops.

Before embarking on a consulting career Dr. Jensen served for over 26 years as an Army officer ending his military career as an instructor in the Department of Command, Leadership, and Management at the U.S. Army War College teaching Strategic Leadership, Strategic Thinking, and other military and leadership related courses. A practitioner and instructor of leadership, he had a myriad of military assignments ranging from an infantry battalion commander to an organizational development consultant where he designed and facilitated numerous strategic planning, process improvement, team building, and conflict management workshops for senior officials in the Washington, D.C. area and across the United States.

Dr. Jensen earned a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, an M.Sc. in Human Resource Administration from Southeast Missouri State University, and a B.Sc. in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He received his Doctorate in Adult Education from Penn State Harrisburg.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Dr. Dan Jensen's teaching interests include leadership, organizational development, and personal/professional development. His doctoral dissertation examined how working-class adult students maintain aspects of their identity in a formal higher education environment. Dr. Jensen's research explored the following questions: What does being working-class mean to working-class students? What are the experiences of working-class students attending formal higher education? How do working-class students maintain aspects of their identity?

The research findings centered on three areas – working-class identity and meaning, experiences in higher education, and responsibilities of higher education and the working-class student. The thesis provided an analysis related to social class identity and findings on how working-class students maintain aspects of their identity while adopting aspects of middle-class identity as well as how critical consciousness is developed. Other areas expanded upon were the challenges of the working-class student, specifically feelings of impostership, lack of cultural capital, and cultural suicide.

Finally, the study explored how students of working-class origin coexist in the working and middle classes with a focus on opportunities versus threats and the role of the working-class student as an intellectual laborer and organic intellectual.

Courses Taught at HU:

MGMT 560 – Organizational Leadership