Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FNAP

Dr. Jensen is Dean of the Graduate School and College of Professional Studies, Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment, Professor of Physical Therapy, and Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Creighton University. She known nationally and internationally for scholarly contributions in expert practice, clinical reasoning, professional ethics, and interprofessional education. Dr. Jensen is author or coauthor of more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has coauthored 10 books, including the third edition of Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists; Leadership in Interprofessional Health Education and Practice; Realising Exemplary Practice-Base Education; Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice (2nd edition); and Educating for Moral Action: A Sourcebook in Health and Rehabilitation Ethics. She is the founding Director for the Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education (OISSE) at Creighton. Dr. Jensen has been principal or co-investigator for four HRSA funded interdisciplinary education projects that contributed to a 15 year academic-community partnerships with Omaha and Winnebago Native American communities in northeast Nebraska. She was appointed by Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to the Federal Advisory Board on Community-Based Linkages and served on that board from 2005-2009. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC). Dr. Jensen is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association and a Distinguished Scholar fellow in the Physical Therapy Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Jensen received her PhD in educational evaluation with a minor in sociology from Stanford University. She holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Minnesota.