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At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Psychology program is designed to offer a Christ-centered approach to preparing you for a career in this vital and growing field. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in psychology, in research, and in their contributions to scholarly literature. Your learning experience here will take you far beyond basic psychological theory to implement innovative evidence-based practices in your own practice.

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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.

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