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Jason Castles

Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership

School of Education

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Academic Bio

Jason Castles, EdD, teaches as an assistant professor of higher education leadership at Maryville University. He specializes in a number of areas related to higher education leadership, including theory, research and frameworks.

Over the past 14 years he has worked in various student life divisions, and for five years served as an Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Leadership and Engagement at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He held related roles at Washington University in St. Louis and University of South Florida.

Notable Publications:

Scott, I.D., & Castles, J. (2017). Factors influencing the academic performance of African American student-athletes in historically black colleges and universities, 19. The Sport Journal.

Bailey, C., Castles, J., & Ryan, P. (2016). Union’s next quality enhancement plan: Enhancing the culture of student writing at Union University. Journal of the Union Faculty Forum, 36(1), 2-22.


Staff Member of the Year at Union University

Classes Taught:

EDHL 758: Understanding Data and Analysis
EDHL 757: Organizational Leadership in Higher Education
EDHL 751: The College Student Experience
EDHL 750: Reflective Practice and Educational Inquiry

Contact Info

Phone: 314.529.6599


Office: ABAC 1217