Gina Maria Musolino, PT, DPT, MSEd, EdD, is Founding Program Director and Clinical Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program with the Department of Kinesiology & Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences, The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Champaign, Illinois. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine (WUMS PT) Program in Physical Therapy (St. Louis, Missouri); her MSEd from Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, Missouri); her EdD with specialization in Curriculum Design, Development and Evaluation from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Fischler College of Education (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida); and her post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Utica College (Utica, New York). Dr. Musolino has over 25 years as a physical therapy educator, director of clinical education, expert, and educational consultant.
Dr. Musolino was honored with the prestigious American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Lucy Blair National Service Award (2012) for service of Exceptional Value to the Association. Dr. Musolino’s published works focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning with focused explorations of professionalism, service learning, cultural competence, clinical reasoning, health policy leadership, and clinical education. Dr. Musolino has served on several voluntary boards in support of the health professions. She was elected for 12 years of Board leadership with the APTA APTE (formerly Education Section), two 4-year terms each as President, Vice-President, and Director-at-Large for Promotion.
Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FNAP, is Dean, Graduate School and College of Professional Studies and Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment, Professor of Physical Therapy, and Faculty Associate for Center of Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She holds a BS in Education from the University of Minnesota, MA in physical therapy, and a PhD in educational evaluation both from Stanford University. Dr. Jensen served as principal investigator for the research on Physical Therapist Education for the Twenty First Century (PTE-21): Innovation and Excellence in Physical Therapist Academic and Clinical Education, that is the focus a 2019 SLACK Incorporated publication, Educating Physical Therapists. Dr. Jensen is a qualitative researcher well known for her scholarly publications related to expert practice, clinical reasoning, professional ethics, educational theory, and interprofessional education and practice. During her career she has held faculty appointments at Stanford University, Temple University, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Samuel Merritt University, and she was a part of the founding faculty of the first clinical doctoral program in physical therapy at Creighton University. She has coauthored/edited several books, including the Third Edition of Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists; Leadership in Interprofessional Health Education and Practice; Realising Exemplary Practice-Based Education; Expertise in Physical Therapy Practice, Second Edition; Educating for Moral Action: A Sourcebook in Health and Rehabilitation Ethics; and most recently, Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions, Fourth Edition.