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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. In 2001, Dr. 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. Dr. Tietz is particularly committed to service learning as an educational vehicle and coordinates an afterschool program in which students gain valuable experience working with underserved children.


Additional Information

  • Assessment Committee, 2021-present
  • Safe Zone Committee, 2020-present
  • Academic Showcase Coordinator, 2011-present
  • Psychology Department Coordinator, 2001-2022
  • Social Science Division Chair, 2013-2021
  • Coordinator of afterschool program, Students That Open Minds to Possibilities (STOMP; 2007-present)

Weitzel, J., Stubblefield, T., Hedges, D., Tietz, J., Roy, O., & Bourbon, C. (September 23, 2021). Cottey is…incredible! Presented virtually at 75th Convention of International Chapter of P.E.O.

Spencer, T., Stubblefield, T, & Tietz, J. (November 19, 2020). Cottey conversations on racial justice and social responsibility. Presented virtually at Women’s College Coalition Professional Networking Series: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Best Practices.

Tietz, J. (June 4, 2020). Implementing flexible attendance policies. Presentation at Cottey College Faculty Retreat via Zoom.

Class of 1960 Excellence in Education Award (May, 2017).

Tietz, J. (June, 2017). Recognizing the Inner Feminist in Yourself and Others. Presentation at Central Exchange in Kansas City, MO.