I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and French and a Master of Arts degree in Family Studies from the University of British Columbia (UBC). I then worked as a Researcher in Distance Education and Psychiatry as well as a Sessional Instructor in Family Studies at UBC. After several rewarding years in these positions, I decided to go back to graduate school to earn a PhD. I completed my degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin (partially at a distance) and once again returned to UBC to teach as a Sessional Instructor. I currently hold an Instructor 1 position teaching approximately 750 students per year.
I very much enjoy the diversity my students bring to the learning environment. Often student comments and questions spark a research idea or have prompted me to find a new/better way of explaining a concept or theory. I am very happy to answer your questions, so please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Courses taught at UBC include:
The Development of Relationships, Parent-Child Relationships, Health and Family, Sociology of the Family, Social Interaction, Introduction to Statistics, Survey Research Methods, Sociology of Aging, and Sociology of Mental Illness
Sociology of the Family, Social Interaction, Survey Research Methods, Development of Relationships
Scholarship of teaching and learning; distance/blended learning; evaluation of teaching; group, activity and problem based learning; relationship dynamics; family and health.
Bartolic-Zlomislic, S. & Bates, A.W. (1999). Investing in online learning: Benefits and limitations. Canadian Journal of Communications, 24, 349-366.
Papers In Press
Lee, S. J., Bartolic, S. K., & Vandewater, E. A. (in press). Predicting Children's Media Use in the United States: Differences in cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Papers in Progress
Bartolic, S. K., White, J.M., & Bulcroft, R.A. (2008). Models of marital quality and marital stability. Manuscript in preparation.
Curran, M. A., Bartolic, S. K., & Weihs, K. L. (2008). A longitudinal examination of physical well-being for women with breast cancer: The impact of intensity of treatment, the spouse as a confidant, and acceptance of emotion. Manuscript in preparation.
Bulcroft, R. A., & Bartolic, S. K. (2008). Risk in relationships. In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Panel: Thomas Holman, Ronald Sabatelli, Silvia Bartolic, Katherine Allen, Robert Milardo (2007, November) Reflecting on the Past and Forecasting the Future of Family Theory: A Conversation. Plenary Session for the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop of the National Council of Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.
Vandewater, E. A., Lee, S. J., Bartolic, S, K., & Park, S. E. (2008, October). Child Obesity, Social Isolation, and Media Use. Poster submitted to the meeting of the Obesity Society, Phoenix, AZ.
Bartolic, S. K. (2007, November). Marriage and Health: Selection, Protection, and Quality Effects on Obesity. Paper submitted to the meeting of the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop of the National Council of Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.
Lee, S. J., Vandewater, E. A., & Bartolic, S. K. (2007, May). Predicting children’s media use: Within time versus overtime differences. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
Huang, X., Bartolic, S. K., & Vandewater, E. A. (2007, March-April). Children’s television viewing: Does maternal employment status make any difference? Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.
Bartolic, S. K., Lee, S.J., & Vandewater, E.A. (2007, March). Relating activity involvements to child weight status: Do normal and overweight children differ in how they spend their time? Paper presented at the meeting of the Population Association of America, New York, NY.
Bartolic, S.K., & Bulcroft, R. A. (2006, July). Assessing perceptions of risk in relationships, Poster session presented at the meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research, Rethymno, Crete.
Bulcroft, R. A., & Bartolic, S. K. (2005, November). Assessing perceptions of risk in relationships, Paper presented at the meeting of the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop, National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.
Bartolic, S. K., Jarvis, M.O., & Huston, T.L. (2003, November). How does personality Shape connubial bonds?, National Council on Family Relations, Vancouver, BC.