Gail M. Jensen, P.T., Ph.D., FAPTA

Dean Gail Jensen

Gail M. Jensen, P.T., Ph.D., FAPTA

Dean of the Graduate School, College of Professional Studies, and Summer Sessions
Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment

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 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has coauthored 10 books, most recently third edition of Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists; Leadership in Interprofessional Health Education and Practice; 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 of American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC).  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.