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Silvia Bartolic-Zlomislic


Education

Doctoral Student: Human Development and Family Sciences
University of Texas at Austin, 2001 - present

Master of Arts: Family Studies (Gerontology and Interpersonal Relationships)
University of British Columbia, 1996
Master’s Thesis: Predicting Marital Dissolution: An Empirical Test of Competing Models

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and French
University of British Columbia, 1992

Certificate in Peer Counseling
University of British Columbia, 1996


Awards

  • Pre-emptive Recruitment Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, Human Development and Family Sciences, 2001-2002
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2002-2005
  • Endowment Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin, Human Development and Family Sciences, 2002-2003


Academic Work Experience

PROJECT MANAGER, University of British Columbia, Department of Psychiatry, June 2000 - July 2001

Project: Field Evaluation of Continuing Medical Education using Videoconferencing and the Web (Program on Anxiety Disorders)

Project Funded by Human Resources Canada, Office of Learning Technologies

  • Project Management
  • Videoconference and Web Course Development
  • Development of Project Evaluations (questionnaires, multiple choice tests, chart audit, benzodiazepine prescribing profiles [through PharmaNet database])
  • Data Collection

SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR, University of British Columbia, School of Social Work and Family Studies, September 1999 -July 2001 & Summer Session 1998

Courses:
Family Studies 200: Introduction to Family Science
Family Studies 314: The Development of Relationships
Family Studies 322: Marital and Family Interaction
Family Studies 414: Aging and the Family

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCHER, University of British Columbia, Distance Education & Technology, Continuing Studies, March 1997 - June 2000

Project: The Costs and Benefits of Telelearning: Developing a Cost-Benefit Expert System

Project: Developing and Applying a Cost-Benefit Model for Assessing TeleLearning

Both projects funded by the Canadian Federal Government as part of a TeleLearning Networks of Centers of Excellence project

  • Project Management
  • Questionnaire and Interview Schedule Development
  • Data Analysis and Report
  • Workshop Development
  • Dissemination
  • Online Instruction (guest instructor)

ESL TUTOR, Paragon Educational Services Inc., February 1997 - August 1998

TEACHING ASSISTANT, University of British Columbia, School of Family & Nutritional Sciences, September 1992 - May 1993 and September 1993 - May 1994

  • Invigilating and Marking Exams
  • Student Advising
  • Teaching (Communications in the Family)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT to Dr. Fred Valle, University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, May 1990 - August 1990 and May 1991 - August 1991

  • Preparation of Materials
  • Data Collection (2 diet studies involving laboratory rats and gerbils)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT to Dr. Jim Johnson, University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, May 1990 - August 1990

  • Development and Testing of Procedures (learning and memory study)
  • Supervision of Assistants
  • Data Collection & Result Documentation


Presentations

Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Telelearning, National Centers of Excellence - Telelearning ‘97 Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 4, 1997.

Competing Models of Marital Quality and Marital Stability: Theoretical and Empirical Ambiguities, Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop, National Council on Family Relations, Crystal City, VA, November 5, 1997.

Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Telelearning: An Example, Connections ‘98, Vancouver, BC, May 12, 1998.

Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Telelearning: Preliminary Results, Canadian Association for Distance Education, Banff, Alberta, May 22, 1998.

Preliminary Results of the Costs and Benefits of Telelearning, Learning Solutions ‘98, Hartford, CT, September 24, 1998 (via videoconference).

The Costs and Benefits of Telelearning: Two Case Studies, National Centers of Excellence - Telelearning ‘98 Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 16, 1998.

Investing in Online Learning, FLISH-1999, Sheffield, England, May 25-27, 1999.

The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Online Learning, Distance Learning ‘99, Madison, Wisconsin, August 4-6, 1999.

Selecting Evaluation methods for Technology-Based Learning Projects, European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI-1999), Goteborg, Sweden, August 24-28, 1999.

Costing Workshop, CREAD '99, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 21-23, 1999.

Online Learning: Achieving Cost-effectiveness, Telelearning '99, Montreal, Quebec, November 6-9, 1999.

"CostIT": A Cost-Benefit Expert System for Decision Making Around the Use of Telelearning (Demonstration), Telelearning '99, Montreal, Quebec, November 6-9, 1999.

Marriages are Created in the Image of the Spouses, or How Personality Shapes Connubial Bonds, 11th International Conference on Personal Relationships, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 5-8, 2002.


Publications

Bartolic-Zlomislic, S. (1996). Predicting Marital Dissolution: An Empirical Test of Competing Models. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada.

Bartolic-Zlomislic, S., Bulcroft, R.A. & White, J.M. (1997). Competing Models of Marital Quality and Marital Stability: Theoretical and Empirical Ambiguities. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop, National Council on Family Relations, Crystal City, VA.

Bartolic-Zlomislic, S. & Bates, A.W. (1999). Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Telelearning: A Case Study from the University of British Columbia. [On-line]. Available: http://research.cstudies.ubc.ca/nce/index.html.

Bartolic-Zlomislic, S. (1999). Investing in Online Learning. Paper presented at the FLISH 1999 Costings Workshop, Sheffield, England.

Bartolic-Zlomislic, S. & Bates, A.W. (1999). Investing in Online Learning: Benefits and Limitations, Canadian Journal of Communications, Vol. 24 (3).

Bartolic-Zlomislic, S. & Brett, C. (1999). Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Telelearning: A Case Study from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. [On-line]. Available: http://research.cstudies.ubc.ca/nce/index.html.

Bartolic, S., Bulcroft, R. A., & White, J. M. (in progress). Competing Exchange models of marital quality and marital stability: Theoretical and Conceptual Ambiguities (working title).

Bartolic, S. & Huston, T. (in progress). Personality and Commitment (working title).


Committees

  • Social Coordinator, Student Psychology Association, University of British Columbia,1992
  • Graduate Committee (Community Member), Social Work and Family Studies, University of British Columbia, 2000-2001
  • Recruitment Committee, Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2001-2002
  • Conference Speaker Coordination Committee - "Advances in Developmental Theory and Research: Perspectives for the 21st Century", University of Texas at Austin, 2002


Memberships

National Council on Family Relations, 2001 - present


Languages

English, Croatian, and French


The PAIR Project at the University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator, Ted L. Huston
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