New Waves August 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Jensen leaves TWRI for South Dakota

After 23 years at the Texas Water Resources Institute, Dr. Ric Jensen, assistant research scientist, is leaving the institute to teach public relations courses at the University of South Dakota.

During much of his time at TWRI, Jensen communicated the importance of water-related research at Texas universities to the public.

Since earning his doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University in May 2003, Jensen has been interested in applying mass communication research to better understand water resources and environmental issues.

Jensen will be an assistant professor in the Department of Contemporary Media and Journalism at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion and will lead the public relations program. He said he hopes to stay involved in water resources issues. The University of South Dakota houses The Missouri River Institute, which also addresses watershed concerns.

After August 1, please email Jensen at

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