Pamela K. Jensen began teaching at Kenyon in 1980, having previously taught political science at Lake Forest College (1972-73) and the University of Colorado (1973-79). Jensen teaches courses in the history of political philosophy, both modern and ancient, and on politics and literature.

Her recent research has been on Rousseau, although she continues to publish on Shakespeare as well. The contributing editor of "Finding a New Feminism: Rethinking the Woman Question for Liberal Democracy," Jensen is associate editor of the journal Interpretation. She has been very active in the American Political Science Association, having been a member of its National Council, a member of the Award Committee for the Leo Strauss Dissertation Award and chair of the Best Paper Award Committee for the Politics and Literature Section, as well as that section's secretary-treasurer.

Recently, Jensen was a visiting fellow at the Liberty Fund. At Kenyon, she won the Senior Faculty Trustee Teaching Award and was awarded the Senior Cup. She has served the College in many capacities, including membership on the Curricular Review Committee and as chair of the Grievance Committee.


1972 — Doctor of Philosophy from Univ Chicago

1969 — Master of Arts from Univ Chicago

1967 — Bachelor of Arts from Kent State Univ Kent