The College of Health Sciences recognizes Dr. Marie Hoeger Bement, Wendy Krueger and Jacqueline Podewils for teaching excellence, clinical teaching excellence and excellence in service at the 2012 Convocation ceremony.
Dr. Marie Hoeger Bement, associate professor of physical therapy, received the 2012 Edward W. Carroll Award for Teaching Excellence. Bement joined Marquette’s Department of Physical Therapy in 2004 as an assistant professor. Her current research focuses on the mechanisms and management of pain with an emphasis on nonpharmacological management such as exercise-induced analgesia. In addition to her work at Marquette, Bement is the education chair and vice president of the American Physical Therapy Pain Special Interest Group. She has published a number of research articles and book chapters pertaining to therapeutic management of pain.
Wendy Krueger, clinical instructor of speech pathology and audiology, received the 2012 Dorothy H. Wood Award for Clinical Teaching Excellence. Krueger joined the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology as a clinical instructor in 1998. She has experience with both children and adults, developing expertise and passion in the areas of dysphagia, cognitive disorders, and language and social communication disorders associated with autism spectrum disorders. Current clinical interests include incorporating music into therapy and the development of the Marquette University Social Communication and Language Skills group to promote peer interaction skills among children with these challenges.
Jacqueline Podewils, clinical coordinator of speech pathology and audiology, received the 2012 Jack C. Brooks Award for Excellence in Service. Podewils joined the department in 2006 as coordinator of clinical services. She is responsible for the operations of the Marquette University Speech and Hearing Clinic and coordinates the external medical practicum for graduate students. She teaches the Intervention Methods in Speech-Language Pathology course, and is actively involved in the development, coordination and supervision of the Intensive Aphasia Therapy Program.