Bryant Jensen

Bryant Jensen


Associate Professor



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Office: 206-H MCKB

Phone: 801-422-3241

Email: bryant_jensen@byu.edu

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

Dr. Bryant Jensen is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at BYU. He teaches courses in learning theory, multicultural education, quantitative methods, education foundations, and design-based research. His research addresses improving classroom teaching and learning for underserved children and youth, particularly Latina/os from Mexican and Central American immigrant families. He uses observational and mixed methods to examine equity in teaching and learning and to design and test supports for teachers to learn together to realize and sustain equitable practices with minoritized students, particularly language and literacy practices.

Currently, Bryant is collaborating with public school educators and other researchers to develop "continuous improvement measures" for teacher learning teams:
1) to enact equitable math teaching in rural Morelos, Mexico;
2) to enact equitable classroom discourse for Native Islander students in Hawai‘i; and
3) to use an open education resource (OER) to enact classroom interactions in Provo, Utah that are connected to the everyday languaging, experiences, and identities of Latinx students.

Previously Bryant 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 a postdoc fellow at the University of Oregon. His most recent book, with Dr. Patricia Gandara at UCLA, is The Students We Share: Preparing Mexican and US Teachers for Our Transnational Future (SUNY Press, 2021). His research articles with colleagues appear in Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Educational Assessment, Educational Researcher, The Elementary School Journal, Reading Research Quarterly, Theory Into Practice, and others. Bryant is on the editorial board of five research journals, and his work has been funded by the the U.S. Dept. of Education, Fulbright, the Mexican government, BYU, and a handful of foundations. Bryant is a first-generation college graduate and with his superhuman spouse, Taryn, is raising five spirited children in Provo.