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About Karin Bartoszuk

Dr. Bartoszuk earned her B.S. in Psychology summa cum laude and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology (Mental Health Concentration) at Texas A&M – Central Texas. She received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University. Her research interests focus on emerging adulthood, identity development during adolescence and the transition to adulthood, transition to college, and family relationships.Dr. Bartoszuk started working at ETSU in 2005 as a professor in the HDAL department and currently serves as Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies. Within this function, she oversees admissions, scholarships, awards, matriculation, and graduation. She is the editor of Illuminated: A Graduate Student Research Magazine. Before coming to ETSU, she served as faculty member and as the Child and Adolescent State Specialist at North Dakota State University for three years. In this position, she received numerous federal and state grants and implemented and evaluated programs for children and adolescents and their families.


2013 Present Associate Dean, East Tennessee State University School of Graduate Studies
2010 Present Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University Educational Foundations and Special Education, Clemmer College of Education

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Nominated for East Tennessee State University, Clemmer College of Education Faculty Award for Teaching, April 2010
  • Program Excellence Award (Large Team Category) for Building Connections. Received from NDSU, Extension Service, October 2007
  • Who’s Who among American Teachers. Selected for inclusion in the ninth edition, 2004 - 2005
  • Who’s Who among American Teachers. Selected for inclusion in the eighth edition, 2003 - 2004


  • Teaching Pedagogy: GRAD 5110
  • Developmental Psychology 2
  • Methods of Research
  • Advanced Adolescent Psychology
  • Understanding Cultural Development
  • Cultural Influences on Development
  • Analysis and Interpretation of Research Designs
  • Families in Cross Cultural Perspectives
  • Developmental Lifespan Psychology


2002 PhD, Auburn University ‐ Human Development and Family Studies
1996 MS, Texas A&M University-Central Texas ‐ Counseling Psychology
1995 BS, Texas A&M University-Central Texas ‐ Psychology

Contact Information

PO Box 70720
Johnson City, TN 37614 
Office: Burgin Dossett Hall 309C
Phone: 423-439-4704


Articles and Reviews (8)

Book Reviews (2)

Books (2)

NDSU Extension Publication Peer Reviewed (6)

Adapted Publications (11)