Bethany Spielman, Ph.D., J.D, has joined the faculty of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of medical humanities. [Note: She is now a professor medical humanities.] Spielman comes to SIU from the University of Virginia (UVa) where she completed a fellowship at the Center for Biomedical Ethics. Spielman's professional interests have focused on geriatric ethics, informed consent, patient self determination, and legal issues and ethical concerns.
Spielman was an instructor in internal medicine at the UVa Medical School in Charlottesville (1989-1990), assistant to the provost and adjunct professor at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. (1987-1989), a fellow and adjunct Professor at the Medlcal College of Vlrginia in Richmond (1984-1987), an instructor In religion at the University of lowa In lowa City (1982-1983), and an instructor in re1igion at Concordia College in Seward, Neb. (1976-1978).
Spielman earned her doctorate at the University of lowa (1983) and her law degree at the UVa (1992). She earn a master's degree at Duke University in Durham, N.C. (1984) and her bachelor's degree at Concordia College (1974).
She Is a recipient of the Charles J. Frankel Award in Health Law from the American College of Legal Medicine (1992). She was president of the health law forum at the UVa Law School (1990‑1991) and has compIeted fellowships at the Virginla Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy (1987), in geriatric education at the McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital in Virginla (1987) and in bioethics at the National Endowment for the Humanities (1986).
A native of West Bend, Wisc., she and her husband, Keith Miller, have two sons.