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. In addition to teaching and advising, Dr. Tietz serves as sponsor for Pride Alliance.
Recent Professional Activities
- Social Sciences Division Chair (2013-present)
- Technology Committee (2011-2013)
- AP Grader for Psychology (2010-2015)
- Rank & Tenure Committee (2010-2013)
- Academic Advising Committee (2009-2010)
- Coordinator of afterschool program, SUCCEED (2008-2015)
- Coordinator of afterschool program, STOMP (2007-present)
- Pride Alliance, faculty advisor (2005-present)
Papers and Publications
Tietz, J. (June, 2017). Recognizing the Inner Feminist in Yourself and Others. Presentation at Central Exchange in Kansas City, MO.
Tietz, J. (April, 2017). What Games Can Teach Us. Brown Bag presentation at Cottey College.
Tietz, J. (Spring, 2014). STOMP and SUCCEED. Viewpoint, 1(3), 14.
Davis, C., & Tietz, J. (2012). Sharing the world: Using study abroad to enhance an on-campus service-learning project. Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 4, 35-43.