Physical Therapy Professor Promoted to Dean of the Graduate School
Gail Jensen, PT, Ph.D., of Creighton University's School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has been named dean of the Graduate School and associate vice president for Faculty Development in the office of Academic Affairs. She begins her new assignment Aug. 1, 2006.
Jensen is an associate dean for Faculty Development and Assessment and professor of physical therapy in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University, and a faculty associate with the Center for Health Policy and Ethics. She received her B.A. in education from the University of Minnesota and her M.A. in physical therapy and Ph.D. in educational evaluation from Stanford University. Jensen belongs to and chairs many committees, has published, co-authored and edited several books and has published 50 journal articles. She is the deputy editor of Physiotherapy Research International and associate editor for Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. She has received numerous awards including the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Golden Pen and she was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow.
"Dr. Jensen brings a wealth of experience in many areas that will enrich our vision for the role of Graduate Dean and enrich the culture of the teacher-scholar model as reflected in the divisions of Academic Affairs," said Christine Wiseman, professor of law and vice president for Academic Affairs.