Associate Dean of the School of Graduate Studies

Dr. Karin Bartoszuk

(423) 439-4704

Educational Background:
  • 2002, Auburn University, Ph.D. (Human Development and Family Studies)
  • 1996, Tarleton Central Texas, M.S. (Counseling Psychology)
  • 1995, Tarleton Central Texas (formerly University of Central Texas), B.S. (Psychology, summa cum laude)
Areas of Professional Interest:
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Identity development during adolescence and young adulthood
  • College student retention
  • Family influences on development
Work Experience:
  • 2010- present, Associate Professor, ETSU
  • 2005-2010, Assistant Professor, ETSU
  • 2002-2005, Child and Adolescent Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor, NDSU
  1. Bartoszuk, K. & Randall, B. (2011). Characteristics and perceptions of 4-H participants: Gender and age differences across adolescence. Journal of Extension [On-line], 49(3) Article 3FEA6. Available at:
  2. Bartoszuk, K. & Pitman, J. (2010). Does family structure matter? A domain specific examination of identity exploration and commitment. Youth & Society. 42(2), 155-173. doi: 10.1177/0044118X10377648.
  3. Bartoszuk, K. & Pittman, J. (2010). Profiles of identity exploration and commitment across domains. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19(4), 444-450. doi: 10.1007/s10826-009-9315-5
  4. Gann, R. & Bartoszuk, K. (2009). If u txt 2 much, duz it mean u cant spell: Exploring the connection between SMS use and lowered performance in spelling. The International Journal of the Book, 7(2), 69-78.
  5. Bartoszuk, K. (2009). Influences on identity development: An exploratory study. Kőln, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
Selected Presentations:
  • Bartoszuk, K., Boulifard, D., Carroll, R., Wu J., & Sun, S., (February 2011). Associations between the criteria for adulthood, identity status, and area of residence. Poster presented at the 18th annual conference of the Society for Research on Identity Formation: Daytona Beach, FL.
  • Bartoszuk, K., & Boulifard, D. (March 2010). Predicting depressive symptoms using the EOM-EIS-2, the IDEA, personality factors, and life stressors. Poster presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Research on Identity Formation; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Gann, R., & Bartoszuk, K. (October 2009). If u txt 2 much, duz it mean u cant spell? Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on the Book, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Bartoszuk, K., & Barton, A. L. (February 2009). Exploration of the association between The EOM-EIS-2 and the IDEA in predicting emotional outcomes. Poster presented at the 16th annual conference of the Society for Research on Identity Formation; Monterey, CA,
Honors and Awards:
  • Numerous research and service grants, 2002 – present, (approximately $450, 000.00).
  • Faculty Award for Diversity, Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University. Received April 2010.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Auburn University (1999-2000).
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student, Auburn University (1999-2000).

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