Professor of Psychology
Dr. Julie Tietz received her B.A. in psychology from Rice University, her M.A. (1995) in Experimental Psychology and her Ph.D. (1998) in Developmental Psychology from Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech, Dr. Tietz conducted research in the areas of cognitive development and gender segregation in preschoolers.
Dr. Tietz’s first teaching position after graduation was at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in Pennsylvania. In 2001, Tietz joined the faculty at Cottey College in the Department of Psychology. She is a member of the following professional organizations: the Southwestern Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and APA Division 35, Psychology of Women. Her teaching interests include development, gender, and sexuality. Tietz is particularly committed to service learning as an educational vehicle and coordinates an afterschool program in which students may experience service learning.
Recent Professional Activities
- Academic Showcase Coordinator, 2011-present
- Psychology Department Coordinator, 2011-present
- Social Science Division Chair, 2013-present
- League of Assessment (Quality Initiative Steering Committee), Chair
- Brand Advisory Council, 2018
- Coordinator of afterschool program, SUCCEED (2008-2015)
- Coordinator of afterschool program, STOMP (2007-present)
Recent Presentations and Recognitions
Tietz, J. (June, 2017). Recognizing the Inner Feminist in Yourself and Others. Presentation at Central Exchange in Kansas City, MO.
Class of 1960 Excellence in Education Award (May, 2017).
Tietz, J. (April, 2017). What Games Can Teach Us. Brown Bag presentation at Cottey College.