Born and raised overseas, Dr. John Bartelt considers himself a globalist. He holds degrees in Philosophy, Criminal Justice, Counseling Psychology, and Human Behavior, and has taught and counseled on Elementary, Junior High School, High School, College, and University levels. For years, he worked with adults with developmental differences, and volunteered as a grief counselor and support group facilitator for children and adults with cystic fibrosis, for which he has received several awards and been a featured speaker at medical conferences around the world.
John is also an artist. He has produced and directed videos, composed orchestral scores for educational computer games, stage plays, ballets, and documentary videos, and has performed and recorded with artists as diverse as Jon Anderson (of “Yes”) and Mary MacGregor. As an actor, director, and/or sound designer of more than 250 theatrical productions, John’s many professional acting credits include years of performing Shakespeare in schools and at Renaissance Faires.
Also a former computer programmer for vocational rehabilitation and law enforcement agencies, John taught part-time at the University of La Verne for ten years before joining the faculty full-time in 2002. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses for Liberal Studies, Teacher Education, FLEX, and Honors departments.
John lives in La Verne with his spouse Linda and their twin daughters. John and Linda frequently co-teach courses, and co-facilitate technology workshops, student technology summer camps, and faculty technology mentorship programs.
- Ph.D., Alliant International University, San Diego
- M.A., Chapman University
- B.A., University of La Verne