Jill D. Jenson

Associate Professor and Director


Jill taught various upper- and lower-division writing courses as well as composition theory and pedagogy at UMD for over 25 years before assuming the role as Director of the Academic Writing and Learning Center. In addition to educational administration, Jill enjoys helping others make sound rhetorical choices and editing academic and professional pieces. In her spare time you’ll find her on the shores of Lake Superior, walking, hiking, or just listening to the waves.

Office: KAML 209, 416 Library Drive, Duluth, MN 55812

Office Hours: By appointment

EdD, Educational Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
MA, English Studies, University of Minnesota Duluth
BA, Business Administration and English, Concordia College (Moorhead, MN)

Book recommendations:  

  • All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
  • Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  • Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel
  • Straight Man by Richard Russo
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
  • The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
  • Any play by Henrik Ibsen
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