Ellen Tetlow | Webster University

Ellen Tetlow, MSW, MAEd


Adjunct Professor in Gerontology
Webster Hall 320
(314) 968-6970



Doctoral study at The Fielding Institute, 1986-1990
MSW, Washington University, 1983
MA Ed in Counseling, Washington University, 1982
BA in Psychology, DePauw University, 1981

Areas of Interest

Aging issues for LGBT
Assisted Living and Specialized care: Memory units
Aging and Diversity
Domestic Violence and Older Adults


Ellen Tetlow is an Adjunct Full Professor at Webster University and has been teaching undergraduate and graduate students at Webster since 1987. Professionally, she co-founded and served as the first Executive Director of ALIVE, a Battered Women’s Agency in St. Louis County. Ellen owned her own psychotherapy and organizational consulting business before retiring to Florida in 2003.  Her interests in Gerontology include Domestic Violence and the Older Adult as well as Aging Issues and Services for LGBT seniors. Ellen teaches Research and Assessment, with a focus on helping students refine their abilities to write in APA format and understand basic statistics. Ellen also teaches Social Science Perspectives in Gerontology and a Topics course titled:"Assisted Living and other Senior Housing Options: Transforming the future of Eldercare." In addition to teaching for Webster University, Ellen works at Walt Disney World where she teaches Creativity and Innovation to students in the College Program.