Betty Jane Fratzke

Professor of Psychology; Chair, Division of Behavior Sciences

Betty Jane Fratzke headshot

M.S.; Ed.D.



 ELDR 340-K


Behavioral Sciences


 Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Fratzke and her husband have taught at IWU over 32 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, and has been chairing the Faculty Relations Council since 2009.


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.


  • Ed.D.
    1988, Ball State University
  • M.S.
    1970, University of Illinois
  • B.S.
    1969, Greenville College
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953