Oscar Jiménez-Castellanos, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Education and Murchison Endowed Professor of Education at Trinity University. He also serves as Executive Director of the Center for Educational Leadership. Previously, Jiménez-Castellanos was associate professor and Founding Director of the Latinx education research center at Santa Clara University. He also served as a visiting scholar in 2016-17 at University of California, Berkeley and affiliated with the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) at Stanford University. He began his academic career at Arizona State University where he served as assistant professor and associate professor.
Claremont Graduate University
San Diego State University
Sacramento State University
Jimenez-Castellanos, O., Lopez, P., & Rivera, M. (2019). The Politics of K-12 Local Control Funding and Accountability for Latinx and ELL students: An Introduction. Peabody Journal of Education.
Martinez, D., Jimenez-Castellanos, O., & Begay, V. (2019). Understanding the Conditions of Navajo K-12 Public School Districts in Arizona: A School Finance Perspective. Teachers College Record. 121(6), 1-20.
Franquiz, M., & Jimenez-Castellanos, O. (2018). Revisiting the Bilingual Education Act of 1968: Introduction. Bilingual Research Journal. 41(4), 313-317.
Jimenez-Castellanos, O., & Garcia, E. (2017). Intersection of language, class, ethnicity and policy: Towards disrupting inequality for English Language Learners. Review of Research in Education. 41(1), 428-452
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.
Olivos, E.M., Jimenez-Castellanos, O., & Ochoa, A.M. (Eds.) (2011). Bicultural Parent Engagement: Advocacy and Empowerment. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
English Language Learners
Honors & Awards
American Education Research Association Early Career Award Hispanic Research SIG
Distinguished Fellow, National Education Finance Academy
Jose A. Cardenas School Finance Fellowship. Intercultural Development Research Association. San Antonio, TX
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship administered by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences Washington D.C.
American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics Choice Book Award for Bicultural Parent Engagement: Advocacy and Empowerment
Fulton Fellow, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University.
Community service & Involvement
Expert Witness, William Penn School District, et al. v. Pennsylvania Department of Education. Education Law Center—Pennsylvania.(2019-20)
Consultant, HB 3499 School Finance, Oregon Department of Education, Portland, OR (2019-20)
Member, Education Service Center—Region 20 Advisory Council, Texas, U.S. (2019-Present)
Consulting Expert for MALDEF, Martinez v. New Mexico case (2015-2016)
Lead Editor, Association of Mexican-American Educators Journal (2011-2014)
Board Member, Arizona Education Research Organization (AERO) (2014-2015)
Acting Director, Arizona’s University Research Council in Education, a collaboration with State Board of Education, Arizona Department of Education, ASU, U of A, and NAU. Phoenix, AZ (2011-2012)
Member, Access to Academic Rigor for ALL Students in San Diego County. San Diego County Latino Advisory Committee to the Superintendent. San Diego County Office of Education: San Diego, CA (2007)