Office Hours:

  • T: 2:35-4:30
  • F: 10:30-11:30

Mary Jensen

Associate Professor

Ella Cline Shear School of Education

South Hall 221A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Dr. Jensen has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1982.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • M.Ed., University of Illinois
  • B.A., Macalster College, MN

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Issues, Advocacy, and Leadership in Early Education (2nd ed.) (author and co-editor with Mary Anne Hannibal, 2000)
  • "Developing Pedagogical Knowledge through Teacher-Written Case Stories" in Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education (1999)
  • "Creating a Space Where Teachers Can Locate their Voices and Develop their Pedagogical Awareness" in Teaching and Teacher Education (with Erin Foster & Meghan Eddy [students], 1997
  • Visions of Entitlement: The Care and Education of America’s Children (author and co-editor with Stacie Goffin, 1993)
  • "History of Sponsorships and Interest Groups" in Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education (1992)


  • Series Editor, State University of New York Press, "Early Childhood Education: Inquiries and Insights"
  • Consulting Editor, Early Childhood Research Quarterly
  • Chairperson, School of Education Curriculum Review Committee for Early Childhood, Childhood and Special Education
  • Chairperson, Affiliates and Regional Representatives Committee, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators
  • Former Director, Ella Cline Shear School of Education
  • Former President, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators