Michael Jensen

Associate Professor

Michael Jensen

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Medical Illustration

Administration

Bio

Born and raised in Calif., 4 siblings, son of Danish immigrants, traveled world singing and performing in bluegrass band

Education

  • MS, Medical Illustration/Medical I Medical College of Georgia, 2005

  • BFA, Illustration Brigham Young University, 1992

Certifications

  • Certified Medical Illustrator Association of Medical Illustrators, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Certificate of Excellence Association of Medical Illustrators, 2017

  • Viewer's Choice/Best in Show Association of Medical Illustrators, 2017

  • Finalist, 2016 Vizzies Competition National Science Foundation, 2017

  • Certificate of Merit Association of Medical Illustrators, 2016

  • Honorable Mention, 2012 Royal Dragonfly book award, Ned's Head Cargill Alleyne, Jr. MD, Chief, Dept. of Neurosurgery, GRU, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MILL 7660

    Med Illust Tech IIA
  • MILL 7670

    Multimedia I
  • MILL 7650

    Surg Observ Sketching I
  • MILL 6671

    Electronic Media II
  • MILL 9210

    Invest of a Problem
  • MILL 8020

    Learning Resource Mgmt
  • MILL 9250

    Master's Project
  • MILL 6651

    Med Illust Tech 1B
  • MILL 6780

    Surgical Techniques
  • MILL 6670

    Electronic Media I
  • MILL 7661

    Med Illust Tech IIB
  • MILL 6650

    Med Illustration Tec IA
  • MILL 7671

    Multimedia II
  • MILL 7651

    Surg Observ Sketching II

Teaching Interests

Medical Illustration techniques, Neuroanatomy, Classical and traditional animation principles and techniques, surgical illustration

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Integral role of thalamic nuclei in autoscopic phenomena may explain processes involved in out-of-body experiences, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The mystery of the dark space within the self: A unified consciousness theoretical approach, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Genetics and Genetic Testing, 2016
    Art - Exhibition, Competitive
  • How Does the Body Affect the Mind? Role of Cardiorespiratory Coherence in the Spectrum of Emotions, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A Unified 3D Default Space Consciousness Model Combining Neurological and Physiological Processes that Underlie Conscious Experience, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Neuroscience, history of 2D and 3D animation

Department Service

  • Medical Media Theatre Coordinator 2014 - Present

    Role: Other
  • C4D Render Farm 2011 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Surgical Instrument Reference Library 2011 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Admissions Committee 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • CAHS Faculty Council 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CAHS Faculty Council, President-Elect 2016 - 2017

Professional Service

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery 2016 - 2017

  • Gastroenterology 2016 - 2017

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery 2016 - 2016

  • Xytex Corp. 2016 - 2016

  • Cardiology 2016 - 2016