Professional Studies


College of Professional Studies Alumni

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Message from the dean

Gail M. Jensen, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, is the Dean of the College of Professional Studies. She also serves as the Dean of the Graduate School, Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment, Professor of Physical Therapy, and Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Creighton University.

Dr. Jensen is known nationally and internationally for scholarly contributions in expert practice, clinical reasoning, professional ethics, and interprofessional education.

She is the 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.