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Newlyweds join Brewton-Parker psychology faculty
|Drs. Julie and Rolando “Joe” Tiu Jr. joined Brewton-Parker College’s faculty this summer. Both will teach psychology.
MOUNT VERNON—Two Tius joined Brewton-Parker’s faculty over the summer. Newlyweds Julie and Rolando “Joe” Tiu Jr. were hired as psychology professors in the college’s Social and Behavioral Science division. Julie is an assistant professor of psychology, and Joe is an adjunct professor who will teach introductory and developmental psychology. The Tius became one last June.
“I’m excited to become a part of the BPC community,” Dr. Joe Tiu says. “It will be nice interacting with people instead of being glued to my office computer as I was in Colorado.”
Joe refers to his post-doctoral fellowship with the University of Colorado-Boulder in the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, begun in the summer of 2003 and completed before moving to Georgia when his wife received the full-professorship position here. Julie was a visiting professor of psychology at the same university over the summer.
Like many applicants to the workforce these days, Julie found the position while searching Christian colleges over the web and applied online.
“It was one of the few full-time positions available,” Dr. Julie Tiu says. “The opportunity is a blessing! BPC appeals to me because it is a small Christian college, much like Notre Dame College, where I received my B.A. in psychology. I prefer this atmosphere over a large and impersonal university.”
She explains both her and Joe’s parents are from Ohio and are now “within driving distance”.
“They’re happy we’re living out east,” Julie says with a smile she shares with Joe. “Colorado was too far away for them. Georgia is within a day’s drive and that’s good for them.”
The Tius, both originally from Cleveland, met in graduate school at Case Western Reserve University. Both hold a master of arts and doctorate in experimental psychology from Case Western. Julie was a NIMH Pre-doctoral Fellow at Case Western from June 2001 to August 2005.
In their free time, Julie enjoys cooking and practicing yoga, and Joe enjoys billiards, watching sports and playing video games. They live in Vidalia, but eventually plan to settle in Mount Vernon, Julie adds.