Professor, clinical mental health counseling training coordinator
A sizeable portion of the work that Dr. Tammy Schultz has engaged in over the past several years has been with students during our travels to the Ukraine, Mexico, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Fiji, and Nicaragua. This work has involved assisting agencies who work with people who have faced varying degrees of trauma in culturally diverse settings. She has witnessed the ways culture can impact the experience of trauma. She has also found that it is educationally important for her students who may have lived most of their lives in a middle-class, midwest setting, to see what many sisters and brothers endure around the world; the impact poverty has on well-being; and an up-close-and-personal look at resiliency in the lives of people. These teaching and learning voyages have impacted her research.
Most recently, Dr. Schultz has been engaged in quantitative and qualitative research with participants in an alternative court program for women (CATCH Court) who have been charged with solicitation and prostitution. Dr. Tammy Schultz has passionately taught about the healing from sexual abuse around the globe. She was awarded the 2010 Indiana Counselor of the Year by the Indiana Counseling Association. She has an affinity for reading inviting books, spending time in her garden, and taking prayer walks with her friends.