Social work

Eli Bartle

Dr. Eli Bartle
(818) 677-3298
Office location:
ST 208


Dr. Bartle is a macro social worker and a founder of the CSUN Social Work Department. His practice experience includes working with foster youth and their families. His favorite job was supervising an experimental group home with a 1:1 youth to staff ratio. The mission was to prevent institutional placement.

He learned to love teaching and research when he taught Introduction to Sociology at the Nebraska State Penitentiary and the University of Nebraska. He began teaching full-time at CSUN in 1998. His research interests include welfare assistance, workplace policy, child welfare, hate crimes, and health care.

Dr. Bartle's hobbies include playing the saxophone and piano and practicing yoga and meditation. He is a member of the Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice, part of the Association for Community Organization and Social Action or ACOSA.


  • Certificate - International People’s College; Helsingor, Denmark
  • Post Doc. - University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Ph.D. - University of Kansas, Social Work (Dissertation: Long-Term Use of AFDC)
  • MSW - University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • BA - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Social Work

Selected Publications

Publications (other than in Refereed Journals)

Bartle, E. E., Barretti, M., & Chang, Y. (September, 2015).  Policy practice.  In monograph, Frameworks for Practice, Macro Practice in Social Work:  From Learning to Action for Social Justice, Special Commission to Advance Practice in Social Work Report, 23-27. 

Book Review of Kristin Schilt’s Just One of the Guys?  Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality.  (2012).  Affilia Vol. 27, 347-348.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. doi:10.1177/0886109912452645. 

Bartle, E., Ballard, S. L., Masequesmay, G.  (2010). Identifying Queer allies: The impact of ally training on campus climate.  ERIC Database

Hartzell, E, Frazer, M. S., Wertz, K. and Davis, M. (2009). The State of Transgender California: Results from the 2008 CA Transgender Economic Health Survey. Transgender Law Center: San Francisco, CA.  Bartle, E. credited for human subject approval, consultation, and editing. 

Bartle, E. (Solicited Invitation, 2008).  Same sex marriage.  In Parrillo, V. E., Ed.’s Encyclopedia of Social Problems.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.


Klein, G., Mountz, S., & Bartle, E.  (2018).  Factors associated with discrimination in social- service settings among a sample of transgender and gender non-conforming adults.  Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research 9(3), 431. Retrieved from

MacEachron, A; Gustavsson, N., Lavitt, M., & Bartle, E. (2009). Supervisor preferences for organizing training: A mixed-method needs assessment. Journal of Public Child Wellfare, 3(2). 173-189.

Bartle, E., & Halaas, B. (2008.) Bridging the divide between community organizing efforts and direct services in traditional social service agencies: Lesson learned from a case study. Journal of Policy Practice, 7 (2-3), 122-139.

Pearlmutter, S., & Bartle, E. (2003). Participants’ perception of the child care subsidy system. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 30 (4), 157-173.

Bartle, E., & Segura, G. (2003). Welfare policy, welfare participants, and CalWORKS caseworkers: How participants are informed of supportive services. Journal of Poverty, 7 (1/2), 141-161.

Bartle, E., Couchonnal, G., Canda, E., & Staker, M. D. (2002). Empowerment as a Dynamically Developing Concept for Practice: Lessons Learned from an Organizational Ethnography. Social Work, 47 (1), 32-43.

Bartle, E. (2000). Lesbians and hate crimes. Journal of Poverty, 4 (4), 23-43.
Pearlmutter, S., & Bartle, E. (2000). Supporting the move from welfare to work: What women say. Affilia, 15 (2), 153-172.

Bartle, E. (1998). Exposing and reframing welfare dependency. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 25 (2), 23-41.