Dr. Foltz’s areas of specialization include research methods, gender issues, deviance, diversity, social psychology, religion, and victimization. She has conducted research and published about middle class prostitution, alternative healing, and marginalized religions such as Witchcraft, Goddess spirituality and paganism, and facilitated drumming circles as they are used to create community, healing, and spiritual connection. She is interested in conducting research on the effects of the DRUMBEAT™ program with students who have experienced trauma or abuse.

Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology
PhD, University of California, San Diego, Sociology, 1985
MA, Arizona State University, Sociology, 1979
BA, Indiana University-Purdue , Sociology, 1974
MA, University of California at San Diego
religious studies women's studies sex roles violent behavior social movements sociology of sex and gender social control

Who's Who among American Professional and Business Women, 2003

The Contemporary Who's Who, 2002-2003

Who's Who among America's Teachers, 2002

Nominated for Founder's Day Teaching Award (Sociology and Women's Studies), Indiana University Northwest, 2000-2004

FACET (Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching), Indiana University, 2000

Graduate Faculty, Full Status, Indiana University, 2000

American Sociological Association
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Indiana Academy of Science
Religious Research Association
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion