Dean Jensen Presents Endowed Lecture

SPAHP_Jensen_GailGail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FNAP, dean of the Graduate School and College of Professional Studies, vice provost for Learning and Assessment, professor of Physical Therapy and faculty associate in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics presented the 6th Annual Marilyn R. Gossman Endowed Lecture on March 7 at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Jensen is known nationally and internationally for scholarly contributions in expert practice, clinical reasoning, professional ethics, and interprofessional education. Jensen is author or coauthor of more than 85 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored 12 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); Educating for Moral Action: A Sourcebook in Health and Rehabilitation Ethics and forthcoming books, Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions, and Educating Physical Therapists. She led the research team that recently completed a National Study of Excellence and Innovation in Physical Therapist Education funded by the American Physical Therapy Association and several APTA components. She is the founding director for the Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education (OISSE) at Creighton University. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC). 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. She is a recipient of the APTA’s Rothstein Golden Pen Award, Lucy Blair Service Award and was the APTA’s 2011 Mary McMillan Lecturer. 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.