My research investigates learning, teaching, and measurement in the Global South and how the appropriate use of technology can better support positive learning ecologies. My current research interests include early grade reading models in developing countries, the effects of education policies and organizational structures on student outcomes, and the application of advanced technologies for education.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Fundação Cesgranrio
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
Ph.D. in Human Development, University of Pennsylvania
Ed.M. in International Education Policy, Harvard University
B.S. in Psychology, Colorado State University
EPOL380: Education and Social Justice
CI446: Culture in the Classroom (Current, SP)
EPOL500: Proseminar for Doctoral Studies in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
EPOL520: Education and Globalization (Current, FA/SP)
ERAM582: Evaluation with Applied Survey Methods II (Current, SP)
EPOL590: Information and Communication Technologies for Education Development in Global Perspective (Bi-annual, SP)
Additional Campus Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Alam, A., & Castillo, N. M. (2022). Can digital personalized learning end the world’s education crisis? Education for All.
Castillo, N. M., Adam, T., & Haßler, B. (2022). Improving the impact of educational technologies on learning within low-income contexts. In D. A. Wagner, N. M. Castillo, & S. G. Lewis (Eds.), Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries (pp. 113-147). Open Book Publishers. https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0256.04
Castillo, N. M., Wagner, D. A., Alrawashdeh, G. S., & Gidra, A. (Accepted/In press). Language choice, technology and international education. In D. Yaden, & T. Rogers (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education: Literacies & Languages Education (4 ed.). Elsevier Science.
Castillo, N. M., Adam, T., Alam, A., Alrawashdeh, G. S., & Tiwari, P. (Accepted/In press). Trends in Digital Personalized Learning: Landscape Review of Personalized Learning Solutions in Low and Middle-Income Countries. UNICEF Office of Global Insight & Policy.
Wagner, D. A., Castillo, N. M., & Grant Lewis, S. (Eds.) (2022). Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries. Open Book Publishers. https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0256