Faculty

IWU's Social Studies faculty members come from a broad spectrum of disciplines within the social sciences. While some instructors will define their discipline as a social science, others as a behavioral science, and still others as part of the humanities, they all share a common commitment to studying human beings and the human condition, both socially and individually.

All of our faculty members are highly qualified and hold advanced degrees in their respective disciplines. They are fully committed to academic excellence, student learning, and Christian service. Through teaching and mentoring, they endeavor to challenge students to examine, analyze, and understand God's world, especially those created in his image.

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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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