Kipton E. Jensen, Ph.D.

Morehouse College

Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, and Arts Division Faculty
  • Associate Professor and Coca-Cola Endowed Chair of Leadership Studies
Kipton E. Jensen, PhD (Marquette University, 1996), is an associate professor of philosophy and the director of the Leadership Studies Program in the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership (AYCGL) at Morehouse College. He previously served as the assistant director of the International Comparative Labor Studies Program (ICLS). He is the Coca-Cola Endowed Chair of Leadership Studies.

Since coming to Morehouse, Jensen has published numerous articles on Howard Thurman and the social justice leadership legacy at Morehouse College. Jensen 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, Dr. 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 BA in classical languages at the University of Nebraska and a PhD in philosophy at Marquette University.



Office Location
Massey Leadership Building, 416

(470) 639-0426

Office Hours
11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.


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


Asian Development Research Institute
International Conference on Karl Marx, Day-2, Lecture – 8 : Kipton Jensen

Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership
The Leadership Studies Program

Our institute The Leadership Studies Program is led by Dr. Kipton Jensen.The mission of the Morehouse College Leadership Studies Program is to produce – in the words of Benjamin E. Mays – “men who can be trusted in public and private life, men who are sensitive to the wrongs, the sufferings, and the injustices of society, and who are willing to accept responsibility for correcting those ills.”