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Robert A. Bartsch

Robert A. Bartsch, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3294
Office: B2617-12


Robert Bartsch received his Ph.D. in social psychology in 1996. He began working at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin as an assistant professor. In 2001 he moved to University of Houston – Clear Lake. He was promoted to associate professor in 2005 and professor in 2014.

Since he joined UHCL, Dr. Bartsch has served as director of both the Psychology and Behavior Sciences programs, co-director of the former University Teaching-Learning Enhancement Center, division chair for Social and Behavioral Sciences, and interim associate dean for the School of Human Sciences and Humanities. From 2017-2023 he was the inaugural program director for the Center for Faculty Development.


  • Kelling, A. S., Bartsch, R. A., Walther, C. A. P., Lucas, A., & Santiago-Vázquez, L. Z. (2023). Work-life balance of academic parents: Expectations and experiences of mothers and fathers. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. doi: 10.1108/JARHE-03-2023-0128
  • Bartsch, R. A. (2021). A modular asynchronous framework to teach content-heavy courses. In J. Cerniak, M. S. Wong, & L. H. Rosen (Eds.), Teaching psychology online (pp. 10-19). Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
  • Carman, C. A., Walther, C. A. P., & Bartsch, R. A. (2020). Differences in using the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) 7 Nonverbal Battery versus the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) 2 to identify gifted/talented. Gifted Child Quarterly, 64, 171-191. doi: 10.1177/0016986220921164
  • Wilson-Doenges, G., Troisi, J. D., & Bartsch, R. A. (2016). Exemplars of the gold standard in SoTL for psychology. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 2, 1-12. doi: 10.1037/stl0000050
  • Bartsch, R. A. (2013). Designing SoTL studies-Part I Validity. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 136, 17-34. doi: 10.1002/tl.20073
  • Bartsch, R. A. (2013). Designing SoTL studies-Part II: Practicality. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 136, 35-48. doi: 10.1002/tl.20074
  • Hentges, B. A., Bartsch, R. A., & Meier, J. A. (2007). Gender representation in commercials as a function of target audience age. Communication Research Reports, 24, 55-62.
  • Bartsch, R. A., & Cobern, K. (2003). Effectiveness of PowerPoint presentations in lectures. Computers & Education, 41, 77-86.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • Nonexperimental Methods & Statistics
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychological Thinking

Research Projects

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)