Dr. Andrea Jensen


Andrea Jensen , Ph.D. is chair of the department of Biology and an Associate Professor of Biology at Hardin-Simmons University. She came to HSU in 2006. Areas of expertise include entomology, population genetics, and molecular systematics. She serves as the curator for the HSU Collection of Arthropods. She has worked with students to design, plant, and maintain a Butterfly Garden in Lueders, Texas. She is currently planning and designing a Butterfly Garden for the HSU campus. She is a member of the academic advisory board to the Au Sable Environmental Institute. She has served as the systematics and evolutionary biology section chair of the Texas Academy of Science and is a member of the Association of College and University Biology Educators. In her free time she enjoys insect photography, baking, and spending time with her family.

Degrees Earned

  • B.S., Genetics, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 1994
  • Ph.D., Entomology (Population Genetics and Molecular Systematics), Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 2001
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network