Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos

Associate Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3151

Biography

Oscar Jimenez-Castellanos is an associate professor in education policy and evaluation in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. He joined ASU in 2014. He was also a visiting scholar at University of California-Berkeley, Graduate School of Education with a courtesy affiliation with Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) in 2016-2017.

Professor Jimenez-Castellanos has published extensively in the areas of K-12 education finance, policy and parent engagement and its impact on opportunity, equity and outcomes in low-income ethnically and linguistically diverse communities. He recently completed a study on the intersection of language, poverty, ethnicity and policy in press in Review of Research in Education (RRE). Professor Jimenez-Castellanos additionally completed a longitudinal statewide analysis in Texas focusing on secondary ELLs and school expenditures and a longitudinal statewide study in Arizona examining district revenue equity across districts. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Review of Educational Research, Journal of Education Finance, Bilingual Research Journal, Teachers College Record, and Journal of Latinos and Education. Jimenez-Castellanos co-edited Bicultural Parent Engagement: Empowerment and Advocacy (2011) published by Teachers College Press. This book received a 2012 AESA Critics Choice Award. He is currently working on a historical legislative analysis to understand the trajectory of school funding for English language learners in California.

Education

  • Ph.D. Education, Claremont Graduate University jointly with San Diego State University 2008. Dissertation: Beyond Equality, Equity and Adequacy: Intra-District Resource Allocation Impact on School Achievement.
  • M.A. Policy Studies in Education, San Diego State University 2004. Thesis: Developing Transformative Home-School Parent Collaboration: A Critical Pedagogical Approach.
  • Credential, International BCLAD Teacher Professional Development, Universidad Pedagļæ½gica Nacional, Mexico 1999
  • B.A. Liberal Studies and Multicultural Education, California State University, Sacramento 1998 

Research Interests

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How do educational resources promote or hinder educational opportunity?
  • How can schools develop more democratic relationships with bicultural parents?
  • How do policies (federal, state, local) intercept to structure opportunity for low-income ethnically and linguistically diverse communities?

Current Research Products:

Dr. Jimenez-Castellanos is working on a historical legislative analysis to understand the trajectory of school funding for English Language Learners in California.

Jimenez-Castellanos is also working as a school finance expert in Martinez v. New Mexico to examine the resources needed to provide a sufficient education.

Additionally, Jimenez-Castellanos is conducting a six year retrospective secondary analysis to understand revenue and expenditures in Arizona K-12 districts.

Publications

Jimenez-Castellanos, O., & Garcia, E. (in press 2017 issue). Intersection of language, class, ethnicity and policy: Towards disrupting inequality for English Language Learners. Review of Research in Education.

 Jimenez-Castellanos, O., Ochoa, A., & Olivos, E. (2016). Operationalizing Transformative Parent Engagement in Latino School Communities: A Case Study. Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies, 8(1), 93-107.

Jimenez-Castellanos, O., & Topper, A. (2012). The Cost of Providing an Adequate Education to English Language Learners: A Review of the Literature. Review of Educational Research, 82(2), 179-232. (nominated for the AERA Review of Research Award)

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SPF 301Culture and Schooling
EPA 790Reading and Conference
EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPF 301Culture and Schooling
EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 790Reading and Conference
EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SPF 301Culture and Schooling
EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 691Seminar
EPA 790Reading and Conference
EPA 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 502Introduction to Data Analysis
EDP 502Introduction to Data Analysis
EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SPF 301Culture and Schooling
EPA 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SPF 301Culture and Schooling
EDA 501Competency/Perform Educ Adm
EPA 792Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 505American Education System
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 505American Education System
EPA 691Seminar