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Becky Jensen

Becky Jensen


Curriculum and Program Assessment Manager

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 421
College of Education & Human Sciences-Box 2275A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


The field of dietetics which started out for me as an SDSU graduate several years has served me well in providing opportunities in a variety of subject areas. I started out in clinical dietetics, then moved to community and public health type of work with SDSU Extension. In 2011, I became involved in the academic side of the nutrition and dietetics profession as an instructor and program director for an accredited nutrition & dietetic internship and accelerated bachelors to masters program. My experiences in accreditation and skill sets in program management led to current SDSU employment as the curriculum and program assessment manager for the College of Education & Human Sciences, since June of 2022. My current role centers around elevating academic programs and pioneering new initiatives in experiential learning, and transformative skill development. Through a collaborative approach, we have formulated and executed comprehensive assessment plans that ensure our educational offerings remain innovative and responsive to industry needs. My journey has been fueled by a passion for community health and the empowerment of future professionals, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a significant difference in their communities.


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Received a B.S. in Dietetics from SDSU in 1993, completed a dietetic internship at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA in 1994. Achieved a M.S. in in Nutrition and and Biological Sciences from SDSU in May of 2009.

Academic Interests

Interprofessional Education, Technology Integration in the Classroom and in Program Management, Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning

Academic Responsibilities

Curriculum Development and Program Assessment

Committee Activities

SD Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners, Nutrition Licensure Committee, South Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nominating Committee Board Member, SDSU Academic Affairs Committee, Assessment Sub-Committee

Awards and Honors

South Dakota State University Extension Award for Excellence in Teamwork on the KidQuest Project, 2008.
2017 SD Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Outstanding Dietitian of the Year.


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Professional Memberships

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Work Experience

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Area(s) of Research

PreAdolescent Nutrition, School Based Programming, Interprofessional Education

Applications of Research

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