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Marcelo Castro, Ph.D.

Marcelo Castro

Professor / Director of Ph.D. Program, Criminal Justice
Department of Justice and Human Services
(954) 262-7808
Mailman-Hollywood 302

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Marcelo Castro, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Justice and Human Services and also oversees day-to-day operations of the Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Until 2014, Dr. Castro was a Director of Academic and Faculty Support overseeing the Applied Research Center research curriculum, among other responsibilities. He is also a licensed School Psychologist with expertise in assessment of emotional and behavioral disorders in children. He holds dual Master’s in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Counseling along with a Ph.D. in Special Education. In addition to his responsibilities as a Director, Dr. Castro has been a program professor at the Nova Southeastern University—Abraham S. Fischler College of Education for the past 11 years. Prior to this, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami for a period of 5 years. He has taught assessment and measurement, research design and methods, statistics and program evaluation throughout his work as a professor over the past 14 years. In addition, he has been Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) in several program evaluation and evaluation research projects. Some of these activities involved: 

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