Dr. Jensen earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at The Catholic University of America in 2004.
He has an M.A. in Theology from St. Mary's University and Seminary in Baltimore, MD (1990), and another in Library Science from the University of Denver (1971). His B.A. is in Philosophy from Regis College in Denver (1968, now Regis University). Dr. Jensen currently teaches Sacred Scripture at Georgetown University and at Trinity University. He works for the Catholic Biblical Association located on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he assists in the editing of the periodical Old Testament Abstracts.
Dr. Jensen is a Roman Catholic Permanent Deacon, ordained for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 1984. As a Deacon he has held assignments as staff to the Archdiocesean Justice and Peace Commission, staff to the Diaconate Recruitment and Formation Program, and as a Parish Administrator. In addition to adult education programs and lectures related to the Bible at Catholic parishes throughout the Baltimore and DC metro areas, Dr. Jensen's current ministry includes work with individuals addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.
Dr. Jensen's academic and theological interests include the Bible and Social Justice, Biblical Wisdom Literature, and the life and letters of Paul the Apostle.