Carroll Campus instructor’s writing has previously appeared in Teaching English in the Two Year Colleges (TETYC) Journal
Dr. Darin Jensen will teach full time at the DMACC Carroll Campus as well as serve as editor of TETYC.
Dr. Jensen has agreed to a five-year commitment as editor of the journal, which publishes four times per year.
TETYC is the official journal of the Two-Year
College English Association (TYCA) and publishes theoretical and
practical articles across writing studies, developmental education,
literature, creative expression, language and the profession.
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus English Instructor will be extra busy this fall semester and beyond as the newly named editor of the
Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC) journal.
Dr. Darin Jensen will continue teaching full time at DMACC while
beginning a five-year appointment as editor of TETYC, the peer-reviewed
journal of the
Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) sponsored by the
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
The journal publishes theoretical and practical articles across writing
studies, developmental education, literature, creative expression,
language and the profession for English instructors at two-year
colleges, as well as for teachers of first and second-year composition
at four-year institutions.
“As editor, I work with reviewers,
authors and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
publication team to develop four peer-reviewed issues each year," Dr.
Jensen said. “Most importantly, editing the journal will provide me with
a unique opportunity to be a help identify and highlight best practices
in teaching, assessment, and other important subjects in two-year
college English studies. I hope to be able to share that knowledge with
my colleagues at DMACC."
He said DMACC is providing him with release of one course per semester so he can work on the journal.
research centers on developmental and first-year writing as well as
professional issues, especially how graduate programs prepare future
two-year college English instructors," Dr. Jensen said.
Campus Provost Dr. Joel Lundstrom said Jensen is a great example of a
faculty member who maintains research and scholarly work outside of the
classroom that directly impacts student success inside of it.
appointment as TETYC editor is a result of his past work and passion
for teaching English, as well as his commitment to support future
research endeavors that will continue to influence new approaches and a
better understanding of how we can all be more effective educators," Dr.
Dr. Jensen, who lives in West Des Moines and
commutes to the DMACC Carroll Campus to teach, holds a Ph.D. in
Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln as well
as masters' degrees in Language Teaching (University of Nebraska—Omaha)
and English (Kansas State University). He earned a B.A. in English from
Bellevue University. His writing has appeared in TETYC, College English
and Pedagogy. Dr. Jensen has taught full-time at DMACC since 2018 and
previously served as a DMACC adjunct instructor for a couple of years.
was preceded as TETYC editor by Dr. Holly Hassel, English Professor at
North Dakota State University. Dr. Jensen said he will be responsible
for the March 2021 issue and will be co-editing the December 2020
Together with Christie Toth and Patrick Sullivan, Dr. Jensen is one of the co-founders of
a website designed to be “a place where teachers share the small local
moves that matter in our communities; a place where we collect them and
add them together."
For more information about the TETYC journal, visit
For more information, contact: Dr. Darin Jensen, email@example.com