Professor of Psychology
BA, Goshen College, 1992
MAPS, Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology, 1995
MATS, Fuller Theological Seminary School of Theology, 1996
PHDCP, Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology, 1998
- Research on academic success in college students.
An introduction to the methods, concepts and principles used in the study of behavior. Includes a survey of topics in psychological development, individual differences, memory, personality structure, mental health, learning and
Senior Seminar in Psychology
A focus on integrative issues concerning psychology and Christian faith. Questions related to psychology as a profession will also be addressed.
A study of the influence of society on the individual and of the individual on society. Involves the study of person-to-person transactions, with emphasis on attitudes and small group structure and process.
Psychology of Religion
A study of the interaction of psychological dynamics and religious behavior. Includes study of belief systems, faith, behavior change, conversion, lifestyles, personality, and religious persuasion.
Heroic Acts & Heinous Crimes
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Counseling and Psychotherapy
Lectures & Presentations
Reese, J & Malony, N. (1997, November). Peace beliefs and responses to interpersonal frustration. Paper presented at the meeting of the Religious Research Association.
Carney, P., Thayer, J., Yoder-Hosopple, M., Reese, J., Koontz, T, & Neufeld, M. (2003 October). Practice as a pathway to peace. Paper presented at the annual 3rd Annual Formation and Renewal Conference, University of
Reese, J. (2007, March). Those yet to commit: College students’ attitudes towards marriage and divorce. Paper presented at the annual Christian Association for Psychological Studies,King of Prussia: PA.
Memberships & Associations
American Psychological Association
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Religious Research Association
Indiana Psychologist License
Hobbies & Interests
Healthy eating and cooking
Upcyling used clothing
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer”
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On April 26, 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. While such a diagnosis is often a shock, having no risk factors and no family history, I would never have expected to hear such news. Following a bilateral mastectomy, 5 months of harsh chemotherapy, and 32 radiation treatments, I am now on follow-up visits every 6 months.
I took a leave of absence from teaching during the 2011-2012 academic year. My return to teaching has been exciting and exhausting! During the 9 months of treatment, I was fortunate to have very few side effects. Still, I am physically not quite the same person I was before the treatment. The spring semester was particularly difficult due to teaching 2 new classes.
I praise God for all of the blessings during my experience. I met so many wonderful people. The medical staff at IU Goshen Center for Cancer Care were so compassionate, understanding, and fun! Yes, I found ways to have fun in the midst of a very crappy situation!
Living as a survivor is about seeking to live each day well and hoping that the cancer does not return. News of people who have died from cancer sends a shiver of fear through me. My hope is secure in Christ, but I desire to have many more years watching my daughters grow and spending time with my husband.
Going through cancer has helped me grow in my compassion for others and in my desire to live according to what is really most valuable to me. My experience has opened the door to many meaningful conversations with other patients, students, and medical staff.
Church & Community Service
Julie is very active in her church, Yellow Creek Mennonite, having served as Sunday school teacher and superintendent, VBS worship leader, children’s worship leader, and women’s fellowship president. She is currently a church representative to the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. She is also actively involved in the Fairfield School System having served as president of the New Paris PTO. In the past, she has been a member of the board of directors for Individuals and Families in Transition in Elkhart, IN.