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Carole J. Hetzel

Faculty - Psychology


Social Sciences


(414) 410-4473


BH Bonaventure Hall 2064


Box 518


Carole Hetzel is an associate professor and chair of the Undergraduate psychology Department. She has been a part of the CSU community since 2006, coming to higher education after having worked in elementary and secondary school counseling. She earned her PhD in psychology from Walden University, whose doctoral programs emphasize social justice and activism. Dr. Hetzel maintains this philosophy and practice in her teaching so that students are able to engage in an active learning environment, not only enhancing their mastery of course content, but being able to practically apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in affecting social change. Courses taught include Social Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Gender, LGBTQ Studies, and Child and Adolescent Psychology. Her research interests in gender studies, gender identity, and relationship diversity place emphasis on the need for cultivating sensitivity in understanding others and ourselves in a global world. Education: Ph.D., Psychology: Walden University, Bloomington, Indiana 2008 Concentration: Social and developmental psychology; specialization in methodological research emphasizing culturally-fair and gender-sensitive research practices Dissertation: The Effect of Social Influence on Personal Attitudes and Behavior toward Lesbians and Gay Men M.S., Educational Psychology: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 2003 Concentration: Developmental and experimental psychology Thesis: The Use of Biblio-therapy in High School Group Counseling


  • B.A., Cardinal Stritch University
  • M.S., Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Ph.D., Walden University


Social Psychology, Gender and LGBTQ Studies, Developmental Psychology

Why Stritch?

"Cardinal Stritch University offers a welcoming and supportive learning environment for students from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Collaboration between faculty, staff, and students helps support this diverse community. Small class sizes and experiential learning opportunities promote active learning and the acquisition of skills that go beyond the classroom and the four years students spend at CSU. "

- Carole J. Hetzel