Women's Studies at Aquinas College

Julie Schatz-Stevens, Ph. D.

Professor of Psychology
(616) 632-2839
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Dr. Julie Schatz-Stevens joined the psychology faculty in 2013. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. During her postdoctoral fellowship she received training in clinical psychology and is currently seeking licensure in Michigan. Her applied work at the University of Notre Dame focused on translational intervention programs to help families with adolescents handle conflict and to help families struggling in child custody litigation. Dr. Schatz-Steven’s current research projects at Aquinas include investigating young adults’ emotional security about their families as well as their attitudes about gender roles and body satisfaction. She is also conducting a study with domestic violence victims in transitional housing to explore the services needed for women breaking free from domestic violence. Her most recent publications include: “The Role of Physiological Regulation in Understanding the Influence of Child Abuse Potential on Children’s Behavioral Problems” and “Intervention Implications: The Links Among Early Risk for Abuse, Children’s Regulation, and Behavioral Problems” and can both be found in the journal National Head Start Association Dialog. Her clinical interests are families, couples, and children.


  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • B.S., University of Mary
  • A.A., University of North Dakota