Elizabeth D. DeIuliis
is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Assistant Department Chair, Director of Community/
Clinical Education and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at Duquesne University, which maintains dual-entry occupational therapy programs at the entry level masters and doctoral degree level in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. DeIuliis attended Duquesne University and graduated with a master's degree in occupational therapy in 2004. In December 2009, she completed a post-professional doctorate of occupational therapy degree at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She continues to practice clinically on a per diem basis at UPMC Shadyside Hospital within Centers of Rehab Services. Dr. DeIuliis is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, and a long-standing volunteer for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Dr. DeIuliis completed the AOTA Academic Leadership Institute and earned the credential Certified Academic Leader (CLA) in 2018. Julie A. Bednarski
is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and the Associate Program Director in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University, she was an Associate Professor, the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator, and Assistant Director of the School of Occupational Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Bednarski graduated from Boston University in 1986 with her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She went on to receive her master's in health science at the University of Indianapolis in 1996. In December 2010, she received her post-professional doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bednarski has more than 30 years of clinical experience. She is an active volunteer for the NBCOT. It was through committee work at NBCOT that Dr. Bednarski and Dr. DeIuliis became friends and colleagues and began this book collaboration. Dr. Bednarski has presented at state and national conferences on topics including occupational justice, teaching methodologies, and community practice, among others. Dr. Bednarski is passionate about the doctoral capstone and the positive impact this experience has on students, clients, sites, and the profession.