Dr. Marie Bement
Pain: Sex Differences in Pain Perception
Marie Hoeger Bement, MPT, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. As a physical therapist, she practiced in an outpatient orthopedic clinic where she was a member of the interdisciplinary chronic pain team. During this time, she realized that the pain management approaches were inadequate and returned to graduate school with a primary research focus on the mechanisms of chronic pain. A recent Fulbright scholar, she continues this research at Marquette University with an emphasis on nonpharmacological pain management in clinical and healthy populations. This research is in line with Dr. Bement’s teaching and service initiatives to improve pain education worldwide with an emphasis on the interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors in the assessment and management of pain. This biopsychosocial model extends beyond pain management and parallels the Jesuit educational principle of cura personalis. As a faculty fellow at IWL, Dr. Bement will investigate the interaction of these factors to explore health and wellness among women at Marquette University.
Dr. Alexandra Crampton
Gender & Faculty Service: Gender Inequities in Academia
Alexandra Crampton, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences. She joined the faculty in 2009. Her interdisciplinary training began with an undergraduate Humanities major called Modern Thought and Literature, and has continued through a joint Ph.D. in Anthropology and Social Work. Her research and scholarship bring ethnographic fieldwork in dialogue with professional and policy concerns about “doing good” and helping vulnerable populations. This helps bridge gaps between intervention intentions and outcomes by studying directly what happens as interventions unfold. Insights gained through research were helpful in her leadership on the Faculty Council last year, as faculty sought a greater voice in budget decisions. As a faculty fellow, she is excited to bring in the question of gender and faculty service through a project examining the persistence of gender inequities and how to address them. In her current research on aging in a retirement community, she is also examining gender differences in how people experience and address challenges that come from aging into a “4th age” of frailty, dependency, and loss.
Dr. Melissa Shew
Joy: The Power of Intellectual Joy for the Future of Women at Work
Melissa Shew, PhD, is Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Senior Faculty Fellow (Assistant Director) of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marquette. She teaches a wide range of classes in Philosophy, Honors, and Business and has a wide range of scholarly interests, from ancient Greek philosophy to our contemporary world. Recently, she edited and published Philosophy for Girls (OUP 2020) and is working on a related digital scholarship project, called The Persephone Project. She also recently gave a TEDx Talk, "Women and Intellectual Empowerment” (June 2021), to articulate ways that we can amplify, advocate for, and adore younger women and nonbinary people--and why it’s worth doing so. Another book project, On the Vocation of the Educator in This Moment, is coming out in November 2021 in association with MU Press. It features 24 chapters, most of which are written by women across campus from different departments. The book is a response to three crises of our time: the pandemic, racial injustice, and challenges in higher education. Shew also serves in a variety of ways at Marquette, from the Participating Faculty Task Force to the CfAH, Honors, and the Ignatian Year. She most loves building new projects with others. We are excited for Dr. Shew to continue her role of a Fall 2021 Faculty Fellow in the Spring 2022 Semester.
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