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Educational Foundations & Special Education

Karin Bartoszuk PhD
Karin Bartoszuk

Karin  Bartoszuk PhD

Graduate School Associate Dean
423-439-4704 /
Burgin-Dossett 309D


See Dr. Bartoszuk's Selected Works


  • Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Concentration, Texas A&M University
  • B.S. Psychology, Texas A&M University


  • Teaching Pedagogy
  • Mentoring Student Research
  • Developmental Lifespan Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology 2
  • Methods of Research
  • Advanced Adolescent Psychology
  • Understanding Cultural Development
  • Cultural Influences on Development
  • Analysis and Interpretation of Research Designs
  • Independent Study


  • Influence of Family Context on Identity Development during Adolescence/Transition to Adulthood
  • Transition to Adulthood (cross cultural perspectives)
  • Identity Development
  • Family Diversity Issues
  • Retention Issues at the UG and GR level
  • Military Families



Bartoszuk, K. (2009). Influences on identity development: An exploratory study. Kőln, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.


Bartoszuk, K., & Deal, J. E. (2016). Personality, identity styles, and fundamentalism during emerging adulthood. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research 16(3), 142-153, doi: 10.1080/15283488.2016.1190725

Gfellner, B., & Bartoszuk, K. (2015). Emerging adulthood in North America: Identity status and perception of adulthood among college students from Canada and the United States. Emerging Adulthood, 3(5), 368-372.

Deal, J. E., & Bartoszuk, K. (2014). Preliminary Validation of the North American Protestant Fundamentalism Scale (NAPFS). Journal of Beliefs and Values: Studies in Religion, 35(3), 265-277, doi: 10.1080/13617672.2014.980069

McIntosh, C., Bartoszuk, K., & Maxson, B., (2014). Integration and synergy of research and graduate education in Science, Humanities, and Social Science. Critical Conversations: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1(1), 70-93.

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:

Bartoszuk, K., & Pittman, 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.

Gann, R., & Bartoszuk, K. (2010). 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.

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



Bartoszuk, K., & Deal, J. (May 2017). Personality, Identity, and American Protestant Fundamentalism: What are the Connections? Presented at the 24th Biannual Meeting for the International Society on Research on Identity, Groningen, Netherlands.

Bartoszuk, K., & Gfellner, B. (March 2012). Exploring the transition to adulthood between a Canadian and United States sample. Poster presented at the Biannual Meeting for the Society of Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Bartoszuk, K., Vess, L., & Jones, S. (March 2012). Undergraduate retention—risk and protective factors, and the role of identity processes. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting for the Society for Research on Identity Formation, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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.


Mims, P. J., Bartoszuk, K., Oni, Olakunle, & Fox, J. (March, 2018). Survey of special education teachers’ stress, burnout, and professional development needs in rural school districts. ACRES Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

McIntosh, C., Bartoszuk, K., & Kirkby, S. (February 2018). Lessons Learned from theEast Tennessee State University (ETSU) Graduate Student Exit Survey. Presented at the Annual Meeting for the Southern Council of Graduate Schools. Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Bartoszuk, K., & Deal, J. E. (November 2017). Predictors of College Students’ Drop Out/Stop Out. Presented at the 8th Conference on Emerging Adulthood. Washington, D.C.

Bartoszuk, K., & Deal, J. E. (October 2015). Parent-student data collection: Does it matter who participates? Examining perceptions of social/financial support and family environment. Presented at the 7th Conference on Emerging Adulthood. Miami, FL.

Bartoszuk, K. (May 2015). Examining cognitive and psychosocial risk and protective factors to determine college student retention. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation. Bellingham, WA.

Bartoszuk, K., & Gfellner, B. (October 2013). Comparing Canadian and United States College Students on the Criteria for Adulthood: An Item Analysis. Presented at the 6th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Chicago, IL.


  • Phi Kappa Phi. Selected for inclusion, 2012.

  • Faculty Award for Diversity, Clemmer College, ETSU. Received April 2010.

  • Nominated for ETSU, Clemmer College Faculty Award for Teaching, April 2010.

  • Program Excellence Award (Large Team Category) for Building Connections. Received from NDSU, Extension Service, October 2007.


Fox, J. (PI), Mims, P., (CoPI), & Bartoszuk, K. (CoPI, Methodologist). An analysis of current practices and effectiveness of professional development in special education in rural environments. Spencer Grant. Received March 2017.

Bartoszuk, K. (July 2010 – July 2011). Transition to adulthood and family functioning among college students and their families. Research and Development Grant, ETSU.

Bartoszuk, K. (June, 2010- June 2011). Project REGAE (recruit, engage, graduate, and employ). Clemmer College, ETSU.

Bartoszuk, K., & Barton, A. (October 2007- 2008). Identity/emerging adulthood model. Clemmer College, ETSU.

Bartoszuk, K. (PI), Brotherson, S., & Schmalz, K. Grant period beginning July 2005. Building Connections. New Community Project CYFAR Grant (USDA/CSREES). (New PI Sean Brotherson).

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