Janet Fritz (1942 – 2023) Faculty, Human Development and Family Studies, 1969 - 2003
In Memory: After working as a child psychologist at Johns Hopkins and Massachusetts General Hospital Janet began her career as a university professor. She was active in faculty governance at CSU, in programs supporting women faculty and students, and as coordinator of the Child Life program. Her research interests and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students gave her great joy. Janet passed away on August 23, 2023, with family and friends by her side.
2012 Legacies Honorees Compilation Video
Janet Fritz was part of a compilation video featuring her story, along with Legacies Honorees Sheri Linnell, Dick Dunn, Wanda Mayberry, Brad Sheafor, Jack Curfman, Tex Anderson, and Jennifer Anderson.
Watch Janet Fritz’s personal Legacies video and hear her stories and memories.
Honoring Janet's Legacy Janet Fritz
Message for Janet Fritz
“Dr. Fritz was my favorite professor in all of my years at CSU! She was my professor for Childhood Social and Personality Development. I learned more from Dr. Fritz that I would later use as an elementary teacher (for 23 years) than I learned in any other class. I distinctly remember her telling us she was not going to insult our intelligence by reading from the textbook and warned us to always have our reading done in preparation for class. Dr. Fritz taught me not only about child development, but about good work habits. The toughest assignment I ever completed was a paper for Dr. Fritz. Receiving an ‘A’ on the paper, and in her class, meant so much more to me because of the work I invested. Thank you, Dr. Fritz, for being the kind of instructor all college students deserve!”
Gretchen Meister (B.A. Human Development and Family Studies, ’92)