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.