Dr. Kipton E. Jensen is an associate professor of philosophy (2010-present) and Director of the Leadership Studies Program (2018-present) in the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership (AYCGL) at Morehouse College.

Jensen previously served as the assistant director of the International Comparative Labor Studies Program (ICLS). Since coming to Morehouse, Jensen has published numerous articles on Howard Thurman and the social justice leadership legacy at Morehouse College. He recently published a collection of Howard Thurman’s Sermons on the Parables (Orbis Books, 2018) and a manuscript titled Howard Thurman: Philosophy, Civil Rights, and the Search for Common Ground (University of South Carolina Press, 2019). Prior to coming to Morehouse College, Jensen taught philosophy at the University of Botswana (2004-2008). His research in Botswana on the role of traditional healers and faith communities in public health was published as Parallel Discourses: Religious Identity and HIV Prevention in Botswana (2012). He was a Fulbright Scholar of American Studies at the Martin Luther Universität in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, in 2000/2001. Jensen received his B.A. in classical languages at the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. in philosophy at Marquette University.

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Office Location & Hours

Massey Leadership Building, 416.

Varies for distinct classes, Wednesdays at 11:00 for LS 101(FYE) and 1:30 for PHI 475-B, and by appointment.

Downloadable Files



  • University of Nebraska

  • Marquette University


  • PHI 475

    Philosophies of Freedom and Forms of Unfreedom in the 19th century.

  • LS 101(FYE)

    Social Justice Leadership

  • PHI 310

    Ancient Philosophy

  • HLS 465/466

    Social Justice Leadership Praxis Capstone Sequence

Publications & Presentations

Awards & Honors

  • 2

    Fulbright Teaching Fellow (2000) | Teaching Excellence Award (1998)