Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor
Dean, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Physical Therapy

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Graduate School

Education

  • 1969-1973: B.S., Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1974-1978: M.A., Physical Therapy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • 1982-1987: Ph.D., Education, Curriculum and Educational Evaluation; minor field: Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • 1978-79 Postgraduate Course in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center, Vallejo, California
  • 1995-97 Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Washington, D.C.
  • 2000-2001: USWest Technology Fellowship, Creighton University
  • 2006: Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration Bryn Mawr College

Certifications

1993-Present Nebraska; Physical Therapist: PT #1183 1978-Present California; Physical Therapist: PT #008685

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Jensen GM, Nordstrom T, Hack L, Gwyer J. Mostrom E.  Excellence in Physical Therapist Education (under contract), Slack, Inc., 2017
  • Higgs J, Jensen GM, Christensen, N, Loftus S (eds) Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions, 4th Edition (under contract), Elsevier, 2017
  • Jensen GM, Patton N. Developing Capability for Ethical Courage in Clinical Workplaces. Professional Practice Marginalia. Higgs J, Trede F (eds). (in press), Sense Publishers, 2016
  • Jensen GM, Delany C. The Discourse on Ethics and Expertise in Professional Practice. Professional Practice Marginalia. Higgs J, Trede F (eds). (in press) - 2 chapters, Sense Publishers, 2016
  • Jensen GM, Mostrom E. (eds). Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists. 3rd ed., Elsevier, 2013
  • Higgs J, Sheehan D, Baldry Currens J, Letts W, Jensen GM (eds). Realizing Exemplary Practice-based Education., Sense Publishers, 2012
  • Goulet C, Doll J, Cochran T, Jensen G, Royeen C. Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education: A Sustainable Model for Scholarship of Engagement. In Harter L, Hamel-Lambert J, Millesen J (eds). Participatory Partnerships: For Social Action and Research., Kendall Hunt Publishing Compnay, 2011
  • Jensen GM, Royeen C. Chapter on Education of Professionals: Professions-Health-related, International Encyclopedia of Education. 3rd edition. Baker,McGraw, Peterson (eds)., Elsevier, 2010
  • Royeen C, Jensen G, Harvan R. (eds). Leadership in Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice.(author/co-author: 5 chapters out of 27 chapter text), Jones and Bartlett, 2009
  • Shepard K, Jensen G (eds): Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists, 2nd ed;, Butterwoth-Heinemann

Articles

  • Jensen GM, Nordstrom, T. Segal R, McCullum C, Graham, C Greenfield B., Education Research; Visions of the Possible, Physical Therapy, 96, 1874-1884, 2016
  • Furze J, Tichenor CJ, Fisher B, Jensen GM, Rapport MJ     Physical therapy residency and fellow ship education: reflections on the past, present and future., Physical Therapy, 96, 949-960, 2016
  • Greenfield B, Jensen GM, Delany C, Mostrom E. The Power and Promise of Narrative for Advancing Physical Therapist Education and Practice., Physical Therapy, 95;95, 924-933, 2015
  • Furze J, Black L, Hoffman J, Barr JB, Cochran T, Jensen G. Exploration of Students’ Clinical Reasoning Development in Entry-Level Physical Therapy Education., Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 29(3), 22-33, 2015
  • Furze J, Black L, Cochran T, Gale J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning: Development of a Grading Rubric for Student Assessment., Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 29(3), 34-45, 2015
  • Furze J, Kenyon L, Jensen GM. Connecting Classroom, Clinic, and Context: Clinical Reasoning Strategies for Clinical Instructors and Academic Faculty., Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27(4), 368-375, 2015
  • Furze JA, Nelson K, Ortner A, O’Hare M, Threlkeld AJ, Jensen GM. Describing the Process of Clinical Reasoning: A Pediatric Case Study Utilizing a Model of Enablement., Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 29, 222-231, 2013
  • Hayward LM, Black LL, Mostrom E, Jensen GM, Ritzline PD, Perkins J. The first two years of practice: A longitudinal perspective on learning and professional development of promising novice physical therapists., Physical Therapy, 93, 369-383, 2013
  • Greenfield B, Jensen GM. Phenomenology: A Powerful Tool for Patient-Centered Rehabilitation., Physical Therapy Reviews, 17, 417-424, 2012
  • Jensen GM, Randall AD, Wharton M. Cognitive Impairment in the Older Adult: The Role of Ethical Mindfulness. Invited paper., Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 28, 163-170, 2012
  • Doll J, Packard K, Furze J, Hugget K, Jensen G, Jorgensen D, Wilkin M, Hardeep C, Maio A, Yongue Q. Reflections from an Interprofessional Education Experience: Evidence for the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice., Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2012, 1-3, 2012
  • Packard K, Hardeep C, Maio A, Doll J, Furze J, Huggett K, Jensen G, Wilken M, Youngue Q. Interprofessional Team Reasoning Algorithm: A Tool for Case Study Analysis with Health Professions Students., Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice Education, 2.3, 250-263, 2012
  • Jensen GM, Greenfield B. Ethics Education: Developing Habits of Mind Through Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Invited paper, Physical Therapy Reviews, 17, 149-156, 2012
  • Jensen G.M. Forty-Second Mary McMillan Lecture. Learning: what matters most., Physical Therapy, 91, 1674-1691, 2011
  • Furze JA, Black L, Peck K, Jensen G. Student Perceptions of a Community Engagement Experience: Exploration of Reflections on Social Responsibility and Professional Formation., Physiotherapy Theory & Practice, 27(6), 411-421, 2011
  • Black L, Jensen G, Mostrom E, Perkins J, Hayward L, Ritzline P, Blackmer B. Exploration of the Development of Novice Physical Therapists., Physical Therapy, 90, 1758-1773, 2010
  • Jensen GM, Royeen CB, Purtilo RB. Interprofessional Ethics in Rehabilitation : The Dreamcatcher Journey., J Allied Health, 39(3), 246-250, 2010
  • Royeen CB, Jensen GM, Chapman T, Ciccone T. Is Interprofessionality a Threshold Concept for Education and Health Care Practice ?, J Allied Health, 39(3), 251-252, 2010
  • Greenfield B, Jensen G. Understanding the Lived Experience of Patients : The Application of a Phenomenological Approach to Ethics., Physical Therapy, 90, 1185-1197, 2010
  • Greenfield B, Jensen G. Beyond a Code of Ethics : Phenomenological Ethics for Everyday Practice. Invited paper., Physiotherapy Research International, 15(2), 88-95, 2010
  • Delany C, Edwards I, Jensen G, Skinner E. Closing the gap between ethics knowledge and practice through active engagement : an applied model of physical therapy ethics., Physical Therapy, 90, 1068-1078, 2010
  • Hughes M, Laubscher K, Black L, Jensen GM.Use of Deconstructed Cases in Physical Therapist Ethics Education : An Assessment of Student Learning. Recipient of the Stanford Award for outstanding paper in 2010, Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 23(1), 22-28, 2009

Presentations

  • Jensen, GM.   Learning and Assessment in Physical Therapy Education; Future of Healthcare Symposium, Chapman University Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences  , 2017
  •  Jensen, GM.    Building Interprofessional Teams: Strategies for Transformative Change, Research Day,  Touro University, Nevada  , 2017
  • Jensen GM,  Gwyer J, Hack L, Nordstrom T, Mostrom E. Leadership: The Key to Excellence in Physical Therapist Education:  Recommendations from the Physical Therapy Education for the 21st Century Study. APTA Education Leadership Conference. Phoenix,AZ  October, 2016, 2016
  • Segal R, Jensen GM, Nordstrom T, McCallum, Greenfield B, Graham C.   Building our Education Research Capacity: How do we strengthen our foundation?  APTA Education Leadership Conference. Phoenix,AZ, October, 2016, 2016
  • Doll J, Ryan Haddad A, Jensen G, Packard K, Potthoff M,  Building your IPE Curriculum Using Bolman and Deal’s Four Framework Approach. National Summit on the Future of Interprofessional Education. Minneapolis, MN August, 2016, 2016
  • Jensen GM. Faculty Development and Engagement in Assessment.  Higher Learning Commission Assessment Workshop, Chicago, IL, July 2016, 2016
  • Coppard B, Calderon V, Jensen GM. What’s the Value of a College Degree?  Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting, Chicago,IL, April, 2016, 2016
  • Swisher L, Jensen GM. Individual and Collective Moral Agency: Transformative Concepts for Interprofessional Professionalism. National Academy of Practice Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, 2016
  • Jensen GM, Mostrom E, Gwyer J, Hack L,  Nordstrom T, Shulman L. Excellence in Education in the Health Professions: What we have learned (Part 2), APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim,CA,, 2016
  • Jensen GM, Mostrom E, Gwyer J, Hack L,  Nordstrom T, Shulman L. Excellence in Education in the Health Professions: What we have learned (Part 1) APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim,CA, 2016
  • Christensen N, Black L, Jensen G, Furze J, Briggs M, Rappoprt MJ. Exploring the Transformation of Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Clinical Reasoning in Residency Education. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim,CA, 2016
  • Segal R, Jensen GM, Nordstrom T, McCallum, Greenfield B, Graham C.  American Council of Academic Physical Therapy Education Task Force- Education Research. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim,CA,, 2016
  • Swisher L, Jensen GM, Greenfield B. Professional Identity Formation, Transformation and Maturation. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim,CA, 2016
  • Blanton S, Swisher L, Greenfield B, Kirsch N, Jensen GM.Voices, Faces, and Relationships:  Using Humanities to Facilitate IPE with the Rehabilitation Professions (Presentation).  Collaborating Across Borders (CAB V) Interprofessional Collaboration. Symposium, Roanoke, Virginia, October 2015
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  • Jensen GM, Godden-Webster A, Merritt B, Swisher L, Greenfield B. Transforming Learning for Interprofessional Professionalism:  The Critical Role of Professional Identity Formation AND Moral Agency. Collaborating Across Borders (CAB V) Interprofessional Collaboration. Symposium, Roanoke, Virginia, 2015
  • Jensen GM, Mostrom E, O’Brien B, Sullivan P. Workplace Learning: Blurring Classroom and Practice Boundaries,  American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, 2015
  •  Mostrom E, Jensen GM,  Gwyer J, Hack L,  Nordstrom T. Learning through Practice: Navigating Complexity, Care and Competence, American Educational Research Association, Chicago IL, 2015
  • Jensen GM, Mostrom E, Gwyer J, Hack L,  Nordstrom T. Learning for Practice: Early, Integrated Clinical Experiences Matter, American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, 2015
  •  Jensen GM, Danielson MA, O’Connor E.  Program Review: Leveraging Structure, Process and Virtual Reality.  Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2015
  • Jensen GM, Gwyer J, Hack L, Nordstrom T, Mostrom E. National Study of Excellence in Physical Therapist Education: Emerging Findings, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, , Indianapolis, IN,, 2015
  • Greenfield B, Jensen G, Blanton, S, Swisher L, Carey J. Humanities in Physical Therapy: Are We Ready? APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN,, 2015
  • Furze J, Jensen G, Christersen N, Rapport M, Briggs M. Domains of Professional Competence: Looking Across the Educational Continuum, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Indianapolis, IN., 2015
  • Hack L, Gwyer J, Mostrom E, Jensen G, Nordstrom T. Promoting Excellence in Clinical Education: Preliminary Findings from the Physical Therapist Education for the 21st Century Study. APTA Educational Leadership Conference, Kansas City, KS., 2014
  • O’Connor E, Delany J, Jensen GM, O’Meara C. Moving the Strategic Plan beyond the Shelf and Into Action. Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL., 2014
  • Tichenor C, Jensen G, Matsui I, Hartley G: Mentoring the Clinician Beyond Entry-Level: Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors for Successful Residency and Fellowship Mentoring APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV., 2014
  • Swisher L, Edwards I, Gessell G, Jensen GM. Linking Clinical and Ethical Reasoning in Physical Therapy Education: Preparing Students for the Certainty and Uncertainty of Practice, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV., 2014
  • Greenfield B, Jensen G. Jampel A., Knab M. Clinical Narratives as a Tool for Exploring and Fostering Professional Development and Critical Reflection- workshop, APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV., 2014
  • Furze J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning in Pediatrics Part 1: Laying the Foundation for Facilitating Reasoning Abilities in Students. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Anaheim, California., 2013
  • Furze J, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning in Pediatrics Part 2: Strategies and Tools for Assessing Student Learning in Entry-Level Education. Section on Pediatrics Annual Conference, Anaheim, California., 2013
  • Jensen GM. Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice: Implications for Professional Development, Distinguished Lecturer Series, University of Las Vegas Nevada, Department of Physical Therapy, Las Vegas, NV,, 2013
  • Chapman T, Jensen GM, Danielson MA. Building Organizational Capacity for Distance Education: Conducting a Gap Analysis. Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL., 2013
  • Christensen N, Black L, Jensen G. Clinical Reasoning: Making the Invisible Visible. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, San Diego,CA., 2013
  • Tichenor C, Jensen G, Matsui I, Hartley G: Mentoring the Clinician Beyond Entry-Level: Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors for Successful Residency and Fellowship Mentoring APTA Combined Sections Meeting; San Diego,CA., 2013
  • Furze J, Nelson K, Jensen G Clinical Reasoning in Pediatrics: Tools for Entry- Level and Residency Education. APTA Combined Sections Meeting; Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Tichenor C, Jensen G, Matsui I, Hartley G: Mentoring the Clinician Beyond Entry-Level: Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors for Successful Residency and Fellowship Mentoring APTA Combined Sections Meeting; Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Greenfield B, Jensen G. Capturing Practical Knowledge in Clinical Practice through Narrative Inquiry: Clinical Narratives as a Tool for Exploring and Fostering Professional Development and Critical Reflection, APTA Combined Sections Meeting; Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Jensen GM. Forty Second Mary McMillan Lecture. Learning – What Matters Most.American Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, 2011
  • Jensen GM. Interprofessional Education: Ethics, Policy and Care. In Interprofessional Education: All on Board. Gandy J, Jensen GM, Brand B, Gilbert J, Schmidt M. American Physical Therapy Association Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, 2011
  • Swisher L, Jensen GM Delany C, Adel Ahmad, Praestegaard J, Edwards I. Focused Symposium.Forging Links to Moral Actions: Reaching Beyond Boundaries. World Confederation of Physical Therapy.Jensen G – Ethical implications of social determinants. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2011
  • Tichenor C, Jensen G, Matsui I, Ciolek C: Mentoring the Clinician Beyond Entry-Level: Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors for Successful Residency and Fellowship Mentoring APTA Combined Sections Meeting; New Orleans, LA, 2011
  • Sullivan K, Jette A, O’Neill M, Jensen GM. Healthy People 2020: Physical Therapist Roles in Health and Wellness across the Life Stages. Muti-section Program. APTA Combined Sections Meeting; NewOrleans,LA, 2011
  • Jensen GM, Mostrom E, Nordstrom T, Gwyer J, Hack L. Advancing Physical Therapist Education: What can we Learn from the Carnegie Foundation Comparative Studies of the Professions. APTA Combined Sections Meeting; New Orleans, LA, 2011
  • Jensen G, Huggett K, Haddad A., Sullivan W. Peck K. Practical Reasoning and Faculty Formation: Bridging the Liberal Arts and the Sciences with the Professions. American Educational Research Association Meeting, Denver, CO, 2010
  • Danielson M, Jensen G. Building Organizational Capacity for Assessment: A Case Example. 115th Annual Meeting Higher Learning Commission/NCA National Meeting, Chicago, 2010
  • Danielson M, Jensen G, Chapman T, O’Meara C. From Silos to Seeds: Coordinating and Building Capacity for Online Learning. 115th Annual Meeting Higher Learning Commission/NCA National Meeting, Chicago, 2010
  • Mostrom E, Jensen G, Jampel A, Sullivan M, Knab M, Grove C, Greenfield B. Capturing Practical Knowledge in Clinical Practice through Narrative Inquiry: Clinical Narratives as a Tool for Exploring and Fostering Professional Development and Critical Reflection. APTA Combined Sections Meeting; San Diego, CA, 2010
  • Swisher L, Wharton M, Jensen G, Purtilo R, Nelson L, Davis C, Nalette E, Royeen C. Teaching Ethics Education . Combined Sections Meeting; San Diego, CA,, 2010
  • Furze J, Black L, Barr J, Ekstrum J, Laubscher K, Jensen G. Beyond our Box: A Clinical Reasoning Progression – Tools for Entry-level, Clinical and Residency Education. APTA Combined Sections Meeting; San Diego, CA, 2010
  • Tichenor C, Jensen G, Matsui I, Ciolek C: Mentoring the Clinician Beyond Entry-Level: Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors for Successful Residency and Fellowship Mentoring; Jensen G: Defining Mentoring within the Context of Professional Competence and Developing Expertise. APTA Combined Sections Meeting; San Diego, CA, 2010
  • Danielson M, Jensen G. Building Organizational Capacity in Assessment: A Case Example. Higher Learning Commission, Assessment Workshop, Lisle, IL, 2010
  • Jensen G, Royeen C, Swisher L, Purtilo R, Nalette E. Working Together to Learn Together: A Model for Building a Collaborative Learning Community in Rehabilitation Ethics. Collaborating Across Borders II. International Conference on Interprofessional Education. Nova Scotia, Canada, 2009
  • Goulet C, Cochran T, Jensen G, Royeen C, Harvan R. The Integrative and Interactive Relationships between IPE and Practice. Collaborating Across Borders II. International Conference on Interprofessional Education. Nova Scotia, Canada., 2009
  • Swisher L, Jensen G, Purtilo R, Nalette R. Interprofessional Group Formation and Development: The Dreamcatchers Experience. Collaborating Across Borders II. International Conference on Interprofessional Education. Nova Scotia, Canada., 2009
  • Jensen G: Creating and Effective Learning Environment – Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference. Widener University, Philadelphia, PA., 2009
  • Jensen G: Developing Clinical Expertise. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference. Widener University, Philadelphia, PA., 2009
  • Furze J, Peck K, Black L, Cochran T, Jensen G: Student Formation to Professional Obligation: Applying Key Concepts symposium; Jensen G: Professions and Profession’s View of Self- Where is Physical Therapy?. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2009
  • Tichenor C, Jensen G, Matsui I, Ciolek C: Mentoring the Clinician Beyond Entry-Level: Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors for Successful Residency and Fellowship Mentoring; Jensen G: Defining Mentoring within the Context of Professional Competence and Developing Expertise. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2009

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Jensen G, Coppard B, Cochran T, Ryan-Haddad,A (Co-investigators). Circles of Learning: Community and Clinic as Interdisciplinary Classroom. Quentin Burdick Rural Health Interdisciplinary Program. DDHS; HRSA; Grant #1 D36 HP 03158; Funded, 3 year project;
  • Royeen C(PI), Jensen G (Co-PI). Dreamcatchers and the Common Good: Allied Health Leadership in Community Intergenerational Health. Allied Health Project Grant; DHHS; HRSA
  • Jensen GM (PI), Royeen C, Monaghan M (Co-PIs). Continuous Connection: Consortium for Rural, Intedisciplinary Training. Quentin Burdick Rural Health Interdisciplinary Program.
  • Royeen C(PI), Jensen G (Co-PI/Project Director). Building Community:Collaboration among Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists with Native Americans in Rural Nebraska. Allied Health Special Project Grant; DHHS; HRSA
  • Jensen GM, (PI) Gwyer J, Hack L, Mostrom E, Nordstrom T. (co-investigators). Physical Therapist Education for the Twenty-First Century (PTE-21): Innovation and Excellence in Physical Therapist Academic and Clinical Education. National study of excellence in physical therapist education patterned after Carnegie Foundation Study of Professions project, Funded by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); 2 year grant;$65,000; (2011-present); additional funding – 2013: $45,000
  • Coppard B, Jensen GM, Keefner K, Malone P, Schwery L, Chapman T. Creation of an Electronic Portfolio: A Multi-disciplinary Program Assessment Plan for Web-based Educational Programs in the Health Professions, Funded by Creighton University’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment,
  • Jensen G, Gandy J. Knowledge and Clinical Teaching:Cases from Physical Therapy and Pharmacy. Health Future Foundation, Creighton University, $6,916, funded, July 1994
  • Shepard K(Principal Investigator)Jensen G, Gwyer J, Hack L (co-investigators) The Development of Expert Performance in Physical Therapy Clinicians. The Foundation for Physical Therapy Direct Annual costs: $67,523
  • Brown K, Sirles A, Hilyer J, Jensen G (5% effort) (nursing;principal and co- investigators) Worksite Education/Exercise for Back Injury Prevention, at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama;
  • Jensen G, (PI) Lorish C (mentor); Assessment of Patient-Practitioner Views on Cooperation to Treatment: Phase One of Testing Practitioner Use of Cooperation Enhancement Strategies - Arthritis Health Professions New Investigator Grant,
  • Brown K, Sirles A (nursing; principal and co-principal investigators), Jensen G (investigator;10%) Injury Prevention Research Center - UAB Worksite Education/Exercise for Back Injury Prevention
  • Stanford Arthritis Center, Arthritis Success Manual, NIH grant
  • Potthoff, M., Carrico, C. Doll, J., DeFreece, T, Jensen, G., Lappe, J, & McCafferty, K. (September 2016-October 2018). Cultivating Collaboration: Building a Successful Collaborative Care Model in an Academic Health Partnership. Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice. Funded by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. $100,000

Awards and Honors

  • Mary Mcmillan Lecture Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2011
  • Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Award, Creighton University, 2010
  • Lucy Blair Service Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2008
  • Honorary Doctorate, AT Still University , 2007
  • National Book Award in Health Sciences, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, 2006
  • Alpha Sigma Nu- Honorary Member, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society, 2003
  • Catherine Worhtington Fellow, American Physical Therapy Association, 2002
  • Golden Pen Award, American Physical Therapy Association, 2001
  • Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, 1999
  • Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, 1997
  • Faculty Publication Award, American Physical Therapy Association; California Chapter, 1992
  • Arthritis Health Professions New Investigator Award, 1989
  • New Investigator Award, Arthritis Health Professions, 1989
  • Dean's Research Incentive Award, Temple University, College Allied Health Professions, 1987
  • Marion Williams Scholarship, Stanford University, 1978
  • High Distinction, University of Minnesota, 1973