Welcome to my webpage.
In fall, 2011, Dr. Rux went on on the Semester at Sea going around the world on the MV Explorer. Follow the journey on the link below
Here you will find information on
my current and projected classes. I teach Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1501); Human Growth and
Development (PSYC 2103); Psychology of Women (PSYC 2618), and
Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 1102). These classes are always taught in
If you would like more background information on my education and teaching experience, go to my resume. Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.
Biographical Information- Dr. Rux began her study of psychology, anthropology, and Spanish at Hanover College in Indiana. Her interest in and facility with the Spanish language and curiosity about Mexican cultures led her to the study of Cultural Anthropology in the graduate program of the Autonomous University of Mexico. Her Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin focused on the Italian American Family. While teaching full time at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. she began doctoral studies at Penn State University in University Park. There she took her degree in Developmental Psychology and conducted research on Widows and Widowers for her dissertation. The two fields, developmental psychology and cultural anthropology, overlap in topics and research, continually providing fascinating new perspectives and information for Dr. Rux, a life long learner. After completing a sabbatical from Lycoming College at the CUNY (City University of New York), Dr. Rux taught in several universities as an adjunct instructor and conducted research on aging. She then began a four year tenure with the University of Maryland, University College, teaching on American military bases in Japan, Australia, Belgium, Italy and Germany. Teaching and Travel are two great motivators for Dr. Rux and, since coming to Georgia Perimeter College in 1991, she has taken students on study abroad to London, Italy, and Spain during the summer sessions. During the Spring semester of 2004, Dr. Rux taught psychology to students on a round the world voyage with Semester at Sea. Her travel journal can be found in another link on this web page. Dr. Rux is has been the Advisor for the Second Wind club for non-traditional students, and for the Psychology Club.
Check out Julia's Travels: Around the World Teaching Psychology
From January 2004- April, 2004, I was teaching psychology on the SS Universe Explorer, a ship that is owned by The University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Shipboard Education in a program called 'Semester At Sea'.