FACULTY

The faculty members of the IWU Division of Behavioral Sciences are all professionals in their own areas; most practice their disciplines off campus a limited amount of time along with their teaching responsibilities. This allows them to stay current in their fields and in touch with the world they seek to serve. Some faculty members do private counseling; some are school counselors, social workers and researchers; and many are leaders in community "helping-relationship" agencies such as Crisis Pregnancy, Hands of Hope, prison ministries and grief counseling ministries. All of our Psychology and Addictions Counseling faculty are doctorally prepared, as are 75 percent of our other professors.

All of our professors integrate their faith in their disciplines.

Betty Jane Fratzke; MS, EDd Professor; Psychology | Chair, Division of Behavior Sciences bj.fratzke@indwes.edu Department - Psychology Division - Behavioral Science

Biography

Dr. Fratzke and her husband have taught at IWU over 25 years, and raised their two daughters here. She was raised an Indiana farm girl. They have four grandsons. She has taught in the psychology department and been active in the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. She also now chairs the Division of Behavioral Sciences. Hobbies vary from kayaking, biking, and camping to reading historical novels, playing the piano, or constructing stained glass art. Dr. Fratzke also served as director of faculty development at IWU for 12 years.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1969, Greenville College
  • M.S., 1970, University of Illinois
  • Ed.D., 1988, Ball State University

Interests

Dr. Fratzke is interested in child development issues such as faith development and attachment; V. Frankl and the psychology of hope; and forgiveness research. She has presented internationally and/or published in all three areas, and continues to study these areas, as well as work in the integration of faith and learning.