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Julie A. Zaloudek

Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 124 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715/232-2102
Email: zaloudekj@uwstout.edu


  • Ph.D. Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
    • Dissertation: Our Father Which Art in Heaven: Christian Protestants' Perceptions and Meanings of Gendered Family Metaphors for God
  • M.S. Mental Health Counseling, University of Wisconsin – Stout
    • Thesis: A Phenomenological Exploration of How One Partner's Religious Change Impacts Their Couple Relationship
  • B.S. Political Science and Music, University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Research Interests


Intersections of gender, religion, spirituality, and family life. Current research program investigates Protestants’ gender construction as it relates to family metaphors for God (e.g. God is a father) and conceptualizations of "religion" and "spirituality."


Effective teaching practices , pedagogy, and technologies to promote student learning outcomes in distance education.

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 101: Introduction to HDFS
  • HDFS 115: Healthy Couple Relationships
  • HDFS 215: Family Dynamics
  • HDFS 340: Late Adulthood
  • HDFS 365: Family Resource Management
  • HDFS 450: Family Policy
  • HDFS 490: Professional Issues
  • HDFS 491: Internship in HDFS
  • COUN 715: Orientation to Mental Health Counseling
  • COUN 750: Counseling Theories

Professional Memberships

  • National Council of Family Relations
  • Association for the Sociology of Religion
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • Religious Research Association

For research, grants, presentations, awards, professional and philanthropic experience, please see my curriculum vitae in Quick Links.

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