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Amy Petersen Jensen, PhD is an Associate Professor in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University, where she serves as the Associate Chair of the Theatre and Media Arts and is responsible for curriculum and instruction in the department. Amy also directs the undergraduate Theatre and Media Education Program as well as the Media Education Masters Degree. In addition to teaching and research, Amy is the creative director for the BYU Hands on a Camera service-learning project in which university students teach young people from Utah public schools to make documentary films about their community. Amy has received the Award for Excellent Ongoing Service to Theatre Education in the State of Utah, from the Utah Theatre Association (2001) and in 2009 she received the Brigham Young University Young Scholar Award (a $24,000 prize) for her work in the public schools. Recent book publications include,Theatre in a Media Culture: Production, Performance and Perception Since 1970(Mcfarland, 2007) and the Co- edited volume(Re) imagining Literacies for Content- area Classrooms(Teachers College Press, 2010). Amy is currently the first vice-president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, Co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education and serves on the Editorial Board for AATE’s Youth Theatre Journal.

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