Meet the Instructor
I’m Karen Hagemeier Jensen, I want to help you to enjoy this class and learn the overreaching impact of the oil industry.
I graduated from Penn State in December 2008 with a BA in International Politics and Minors in Middle Eastern Studies and History. I have continued studying the Middle East and the oil industry with educational trips to Egypt and Iraq.
I graduated from an online program from Clarion University with a Master’s degree in Library Science with concentration on distance learners. I currently do research on encouraging collegiate quality research with undergraduates.
EGEE 120 was my favorite undergraduate course. I have been able to apply the knowledge gained in this class to many other aspects of life, in addition to being about to view 21st-century conflicts with a historical perspective.
There is a larger application of this course in other courses. For example: In a political science class, you could research more information on the Suez Crisis, or in a globalization class, you could focus on the way Rockefeller and others created some of the global oil corporations. In a history class, you could research the impact of two oil companies' CEOs on their choice of where they put their refinery or in economics class, you could research a country’s oil imports and exports. In language class, you could do a country profile of an OPEC member, the possibilities are endless!
On the personal side, I’m from Colorado & Wyoming, currently live in Pennsylvania. My husband, puppy, kitty, and I live where Amish carriages pass in front of our house. I enjoy crafts, sewing, reading and watching many types of sports.