Dr. Venzke teaches developmental psychology, statistics and research. The social and emotional development of children and adolescents, self-esteem issues and the effect of divorce are among her research interests.
Dr. Venzke also studies self-esteem issues and the effect that divorce has on parents and children. She supervises undergraduate students throughout their work on their research projects. She has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 1995.
- PhD, Developmental Psychology - Indiana University; Bloomington, IN
- BA, Psychology - Indiana University; Bloomington, IN
“Too Much of a Good Thing: A Review of the Amazing Infant,” PsyCritiques, 2007.
“The Role of Arts & Science in Teacher Preparation” (with Brown, A., Evans, S., Duey. W.), Academic Service Learning Grant Report, 2005.
“The Process of Socioemotional Development Uncovered,” PsyCritiques, 2005.
“Is the Differentiating Curriculum Applicable to All Students?” PsyCritiques, 2004.
“Is Attachment Really the Magic Pill for Personal and Societal Ills?” (with Hendee, A.), PsyCritiques, 2004.
“Parental Perceptions of Custody Evaluations in Divorce Cases” (with Venzke, R.C.), American Psychological Science Annual Conference; Chicago, May 2008.
“Parental Perceptions of Child Custody Evaluations in Divorce Situations” (with Venzke, R.C.), Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference; Chicago, May 2008.
“Using Campus Scene Information to Address Campus Safety Issues” (withy Venzke, R. C., Jabs, C., Moore, S.), Illinois Higher Education Conference; Springfield, Ill., March 2008.
“Connection with Students Via the Course Syllabus” (with Slattery, J.M.), American Psychological Association National Conference; San Francisco, Calif., 2007.
“Children in Worship: Research Design and Children’s Perceptions/Understandings of Worship”(with Morgenthaler, S.K., Raabe, D.), Children’s Spirituality Conference; River Forest, Ill., 2003.
“Children in Worship: Where Are We Today?” (with Morgenthaler, S.K., Rippstein, T.), Children’s Spirituality Conference, River Forest, Ill., 2003.