Pamela Castleman, Ed.D.

Pamela Castleman, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor – School of Education


  • Ed.D. 2013 California State University, Northridge
  • M.Ed. Education Leadership 2001 Texas A&M, Commerce
  • B.A. Liberal Arts/Composite Social Science 1996 Stephen F. Austin State University


Dr. Castleman is currently an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Research and the Coordinator of the MAED program at Jessup University. Prior to her current position, she served as an Education Programs Consultant to the California State Board of Education. In this capacity she advised the State Board of Education in curriculum matters and wrote bill analysis for the Governor. In addition to her role at the State Board of Education, Dr. Castleman served as an adjunct faculty member at Jessup University for two and half years prior to her current full-time position.

Dr. Castleman is both a former teacher and administrator. She holds teaching and administrative clear credentials in both California and Texas. She taught social sciences and coached cheerleaders in the Mesquite Independent School District (suburban Dallas area). When Dr. Castleman moved to California in 2001, she accepted an Assistant Principal position in the Simi Valley Unified School District. She served in the capacity of Assistant Principal and Summer School Principal in SVUSD for 12 years until she was promoted to Coordinator of Curriculum and Assessment for the district. In this capacity she organized state assessments. course revisions, and curriculum adoptions. After the success with building career pathways, Dr. Castleman accepted the position of Director of Continuing Education for the Ventura County Office of Education. In this role, she worked connecting regional employment agencies to adult education programs for students.

Dr. Castleman recently served on a team revising the State Career Technical Education Plan and is especially interested in research in areas of college and career readiness and building the teacher pipeline. She currently resides in Roseville with her two Shih Tzus, Pickles and Pepper. She enjoys genealogy, travel, and spending time with friends and family.


  • Castleman, P. (2013). Sustained growth on state and federal assessment measures: A case study of three high schools that have implemented a professional learning community model (Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Northridge)