Learning: What matters most

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Dr Jensen is a leader known nationally and internationally for her scholarly contributions related to expert practice, clinical reasoning, professional ethics, and educational theory and application. Although her vision and work often center on physical therapy, she reaches beyond the profession to have an impact on health professions and higher education more broadly. She has served on several editorial boards, including Physical Therapy and the Journal of Physical Therapy Education, and is currently deputy editor for Physiotherapy Research International and Associate Editor for Physiotherapy Theory and Practice and is on the editorial board of Qualitative Health Research. Dr Jensen is author or coauthor of more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has coauthored 9 books, most recently Leadership in Interprofessional Health Education and Practice, Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice (2nd edition), Educating for Moral Action: A Sourcebook in Health and Rehabilitation Ethics, and the forthcoming third edition of Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists. Dr Jensen has received funding from federal, state, and foundation grants totaling more than $2 million, always with a strong commitment to collaborative, community-based work both within and across disciplines. 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. During her career, she has held faculty appointments at Stanford University, Temple University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samuel Merritt University, and Creighton University. Dr Jensen is Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Vice President for Research, Academic Affairs, Professor of Physical Therapy, and Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Creighton University. Her clinical practice has centered on orthopedic practice, and she has served as a member of the academic faculty for the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Fellowship Program in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Hayward, California, for more than 25 years. She has served on multiple APTA consensus conferences, task forces, and consultant groups. Currently, she is a member of the APTA Clinical Residency Task Force and chairs the Ethics Committee for Nebraska Physical Therapy Association. She is a recipient of the APTA's Jules M. Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing and APTA's Lucy Blair Service Award and was elected a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA in 2002.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1674-1689
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical therapy
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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