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Bryant Jensen

Title

Assistant Professor

Department:

TEd

Contact Information

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Office: 206T MCKB

Phone: 801-422-3241

Email: bryant_jensen@byu.edu

Website: education.byu.edu/directory/view/bryant-jensen

Bryant's work addresses classroom learning opportunities for underserved children, particularly Latinos from Mexican and Central American immigrant families. He conducts observational and mixed methods research on cultural aspects of teaching and learning, home-school collaborations, and teacher preparation. In collaboration with colleagues, Bryant developed the Classroom Assessment of Sociocultural Interactions (CASI), a classroom observation system that measures cultural dimensions of teacher-child interactions in elementary classrooms. Bryant worked as a school psychologist in Phoenix, and has studied literacy teaching and learning in different communities and school types across Mexico. Previously he was a research associate for the National Task Force on Early Education for Hispanics, a Fulbright scholar in Mexico, teacher educator in California's San Joaquin Valley, and an IES postdoc fellow at the University of Oregon. Bryant is a first-generation college graduate. He and his superhuman spouse Taryn are the parents of four young children and live in Provo.