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Smiling psychology professor with red lipstick and floral print dress at Cottey College


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 human development, gender and sexuality studies, and positive psychology.

Additional Information

  • Personnel Committee, 2023-present
  • Assessment Committee, 2021-2023
  • Safe Zone Training Committee, 2020-present
  • Academic Showcase Coordinator, 2011-present
  • Psychology Department Coordinator, 2001-2022
  • Social Sciences Division Chair, 2013-2021

Special Achievement Award—Subcategory H: Accomplishment by Support of Programs (2022). Recognition by Southwest Regional Council of National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials for work with Students That Open Minds to Possibilities (STOMP).

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).