Sue Frantz


Highline Community College
2400 S. 240th St., PO Box 98000
Des Moines, WA  98198

    Bldg 11 - Rm 213
    (206) 592-3404

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Psych department website

PSYC& 100: General Psychology
     Sample syllabus

Psychology Organizations

Association for Psychological  Science (APS)

American Psychological Association (APA)
Study Tips
"How to Get the Most Out of Studying" Video Series

Thinking about Majoring in Psychology?
APA's Careers in Psychology
Careers in
Psychology In the News, by Topic
Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
The Biology of Mind
Sensation & Perception
Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity/Developing Through the Life Span
Social Psychology
Psychological Disorders/Therapy
Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind (Sleep)


Recommended Reading    
Psychology as a Major
History and Science of Psychology
Neuroscience and Behavior
Sensation & Perception
Social Psychology 
Psychological Disorders 
Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind
Originally, I am from a small town (population: 226) in western Pennsylvania. I graduated from DuBois Area High School in 1985. That fall, I moved to Indiana, PA where I began college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Having always been interested in psychology, I, amazingly enough, majored in psychology. With the influence of IUP's psychology department, I found my area of interest: social psychology. Four years later with my BA firmly in hand, I packed up my car and moved to Lawrence, Kansas to begin my graduate work in social psychology at the University of Kansas (KU). After earning my MA (my thesis dealt with stereotyping), I decided that what I really needed was some time away from my studies

While at KU, I learned I loved teaching. Over the following 2 years, I taught part-time at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, Washburn University in Topeka, KS, and at the satellite facility of Kansas City Kansas Community College in Leavenworth, KS. When I felt it was time to do this full-time, I began my search. New Mexico State University-Alamogordo advertised their position; I applied and was offered the position. In August, 1994 I moved to southern New Mexico. My partner and I met in 1999.  In 2001, she was offered a job in Seattle that we just couldn't turn down.  Luckily, Highline Community College was seeking a psychology instructor, and here I've been since July, 2001. 

See my curriculum vitae (aka resume) for the full story.
The dogs (All 3 at work.)
Lucky, as a puppy
Lucky as an adult
Tanner, as a puppy
Tanner, as an adult
Murray, as a (very big) puppy
Why I left Pennsylvania
Why I left Kansas
Why I went to New Mexico
Why I came to Seattle
Near my hometown in Pennsylvania
Just down the road
Bilger's Rocks, a little further down the road
The ol' swimming hole