Faculty Profiles

Dr. Jose Castillo

Dr. Jose Castillo, Ph.D., NCSP, Assistant Professor

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Phone: (813) 974-5507
Email: jmcastil@usf.edu

Dr. Jose Castillo graduated with a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Florida in 2009. He completed a pre-doctoral internship through the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project at the University of South Florida and the Pasco County School District. Prior to joining the School Psychology Program faculty at the University of South Florida in August of 2011, he worked as a program evaluator for the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project and a school psychologist in the Pasco County School District. His research interests include evaluating multi-tiered system of supports implementation through a systems change lens, and professional and practice issues in school psychology.

Courses Taught

Publications

*Graduate student co-author
**Post-Doc co-author

Journal Articles

  • Castillo, J.M., March, A.L., Tan, S.Y.*, Stockslager, K., & Brundage, A.** (in press). Relationships between ongoing professional development and educators’ beliefs relative to Response to Intervention. Journal of Applied School Psychology.
  • Castillo, J.M., March, A., Tan, S.Y.*, Stockslager, K., Brundage, A.**, McCullough, M.*, & Sabnis, S.* (in press). Relationships between ongoing professional development focused on Response to Intervention and educators perceived skills. Psychology in the Schools.
  • Castillo, J.M., Wolgemuth, J.R., Barclay, C.*, Mattison, A.*, Tan, S.Y.*, Sabnis, S.*, Brundage, A.**, & Marshall, L.* (2016). A qualitative study of facilitators and barriers related to comprehensive and integrated school psychological services. Psychology in the Schools, 53(6), 641-658. doi: 10.1002/pits.21932
  • Castillo, J.M., Dorman, C.D., Gaunt, B., Hardcastle, B., Justice, K., & March, A.L. (2016). Design research as a mechanism for consultants to facilitate and evaluate educational innovations. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 26(1), 25-48. doi: 10.1080/10474412.2015.1039125
  • Castillo, J.M., March, A.L.**, Stockslager, K.**, & Hines, C.V. (2016). Measuring educators’ perceptions of their skills relative to Response to Intervention: A psychometric study of a survey tool. Assessment for Effective Intervention. 41(2), 94-108. doi: 0.1177/1534508415616583
  • March, A.L., Castillo, J.M., Batsche, G.M., & Kincaid, D. (2016). Relationship between systems coaching and problem-solving implementation fidelity in a Response to Intervention model. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 32(2), 147-177. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2016.1165326
  • Bohanon, H., Castillo, J.M., & Afton, M* (2015). Embedding self-determination and futures planning within a schoolwide framework. Intervention in School and Clinic, 50(4), 203-209. doi: 10.1177/1053451214546407
  • Castillo, J.M., Dedrick. R.F., March, A.L.**, Stockslager, K.M.**, Hines, C.V., & Tan, S.Y.* (2015). Development and initial validation of a scale measuring the beliefs of educators regarding Response to Intervention. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 31, 1-30. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2014.938282.
  • Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Brundage, A.**, March, A.L.**, & Stockslager, K.M.** (2014). Comparisons of response rates, respondent demographics, and item responses for web-based and mail survey modes in a national study of school psychologists. Trainers’ Forum, 32(2), 32-50.
  • Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., & Tan, S.Y.* (2014). Personnel needs in school psychology: A 10-year follow-up study on predicted personnel shortages. Psychology in the Schools, 51, 832-849. doi: 10.1002/pits.21786
  • Armistead, L., Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Chappel, A.*, & Cunningham, J.* (2013). School psychologists’ continuing professional development preferences and practices. Psychology in the Schools, 50(4), 415-432. doi: 10.1002/pits.21684
  • Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., & Gelley, C.* (2013). Gender and race in school psychology. School Psychology Review, 42, 262-279.

Chapters in Books

  • Castillo, J.M. (2014). Best practices in program evaluation in a model of Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered System of Supports. In P.L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology: Foundations (pp. 329-342). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Castillo, J.M., & Curtis, M.J., (2014). Best practices in systems-level change. In P.L. Harrison & A. Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology: Systems-level services (pp. 11-28). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Castillo, J.M. (2013). Evidence-based interventions. In D.C. Wiley & A.C. Cory (Eds.), Encyclopedia of school health (pp. 225-227). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Castillo, J.M., Torgesen, J.K., Powell-Smith, K.A., & Al-Otaiba, S. (2009). Examining the decision reliability and validity of three reading fluency measures for predicting outcomes on statewide reading accountability tests. In R.K. Wagner, S. Schatsneider, & C. Phythian-Sence (Eds.), Beyond decoding: The behavioral and biological foundations of reading comprehension (pp. 195-223). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Batsche, G.M., Castillo, J.M., Dixon, D.N., & Forde, S. (2008). Best practices in linking assessment to intervention. In A. Thomas, & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology V (pp. 177-194). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Curtis, M.J., Castillo, J.M., & Cohen, R.M. (2008). Best practices in system-level change. In A. Thomas, & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology V (pp. 887-902). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Batsche, G.M., Curtis, M.J., Dorman, C., Castillo, J.M., & Porter, L.J. (2007). The Florida Problem-Solving/Response to Intervention model: Implementing a statewide initiative. In S.R. Jimerson, M.K. Burns, & A.M. VanDerHeyden (Eds.), Handbook of Response to Intervention: The science and practice of assessment and intervention (pp. 378-395). New York, NY: Springer Science & Business Media, LLC.

Peer-Reviewed Newsletters and Other Publications

  • Castillo, J.M., & Batsche, G.M. (2012, June). Scaling-up Response to Intervention: The influence of policy and research and the role of program evaluation. Communique, 40(8), 14-16.
  • Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., & Gelley, C.* (2012, June). School psychology 2010 – Part2: School psychologists’ professional practices and implications for the field. Communique, 40(8), 4-6.
  • Curtis, M.J., Castillo, J.M., & Gelley, C.* (2012, May). School psychology 2010: Demographics, employment, and the context for professional practices – Part 1. Communique, 40(7), 1, 28-30.
  • Curtis, M., Lopez, A., Castillo, J.M, Batsche, G., Minch, D., & Smith, J.C. (2008). The status of school psychology: Demographic characteristics, employment conditions, professional practices, and continuing professional development. Communique, 36(5), 27-29.
  • Castillo, J.M., Cohen, R.M., & Curtis, M.J. (2007, June). A Problem Solving/Response to Intervention model as systems-level change. Communique, 35(8), 34, 36, 38-40.
  • Castillo, J.M., Porter, L.J., Curtis, M., & Batsche, G. (2005, October). The effects of evidence-based reading intervention on socially important outcomes. Communique, 34 (2), 14, 16.>
  • Porter, L.J., Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M., & Batsche G. (2005, October). Early intervention programs that address reading and behavior difficulties. Communique, 34 (2), 16-17.

Recent National and State Presentations to Learned Societies

National Presentations

  • Barclay, C.*, Castillo, J.M., Kincaid, D., Dedrick, R.F., & Raffaele-Mendez, L. (2016, March). Investigating SWPBIS and equitable discipline: Relationships between implementation and referral categories. Poster presented at the Association of Positive Behavior Supports Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Childs, K., Romer, N., Stockslager, K., Castillo, J.M., & Brundage, A. (2016, March). I Am SAM: The Self-Assessment of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Paper presented at the Association of Positive Behavior Supports Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Barclay, C.*, Castillo, J.M., Kincaid, D., Dedrick, R.F., & Raffaele-Mendez, L. (2016, February). Unpacking the discipline gap: Referral categories and SWPBS fidelity. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.
  • Sabnis, S.*, Castillo, J.M., Arroyo-Plaza, J.*, Mattison, A.*, & Barclay, C.* (2016, February). Facilitators and barriers that affect serviced provided by school psychologists. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.
  • Stockslager, K., Castillo, J.M., Brundage, A., Romer, N., & Childs, K. (2016, February). Development of a school-level tool to monitor MTSS implementation. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.
  • Castillo, J.M., Barclay C.*, Brundage, A., Wolgemuth, J., Tan, S.Y.*, Mattison, A.*, Wells, L.*, & Sabnis, S.* (2015, February). Factors affecting school psychologists’ practices: Reports from school-based practitioners. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Barclay, C.*, Brundage, A.**, Castillo, J.M., Wolgemuth, J., Tan, S.Y.*, Mattison, A.*, Wells, L.*, & Sabnis, S.* (2014, February). Examining facilitators and barriers to comprehensive school psychological services. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Stockslager, K., Castillo, J.M., Childs, K., Brundage, A.**, & Romer, N. (2014, February). Development of a school tool to monitor implementation of RtI/MTSS. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Castillo, J.M., Childs, K., & Stockslager, K. (2013, October). Development of a school-level tool to monitor implementation of a multi-tier system of support. Poster presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., March, A.**, Stockslager, K.**, & Brundage, A.** (2013, February). A comparison of traditional postal versus online survey mailing methodologies. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Tan, S.Y.*, & Gelley, C.* (2013a, February). Personnel projections in school psychology. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Tan, S.Y.*, & Gelley, C.* (2013b, February). Regional differences in school psychology. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Castillo, J.M., March, A., Stockslager, K., Brundage, A.**, Tan, S.Y.*, Batsche, G.M., & Curtis, M.J., (2013, February). The relationship between educator capacity and PS/RtI implementation. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle, WA.
  • Stockslager, K., Castillo, J.M., & Childs, K. (2012, October). Evaluating district-wide implementation of a large-scale educational initiative. Poster presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • March, A.L.**, Castillo, J.M., Stockslager, K.M.**, Brundage, A.**, & Tan, S.Y.* (2012, August). Relationships between PS/RtI professional development and educators’ beliefs and skills. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Castillo, J.M., Dedrick, R.F., Stockslager, K.M.**, March, A.L.**, & Tan, S.Y.* (2012, February). Evaluating beliefs about response to intervention: Psychometric analyses of a beliefs survey. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Castillo, J.M., Gelley, C.*, Curtis, M.J., Stockslager, K.**, & March, A.** (2012, February). School Psychology 2010: Race/ethnicity and gender issues in school psychology. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Curtis, M.J., March, A.**, Castillo, J.M., Stockslager, K.**, & Gelley, C.* (2012, February). School Psychology 2010: Relationships among selected demographic characteristics, employment conditions, and professional practices. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Castillo, J.M. (2011, February). The relationship between a systematic professional development model and educators’ RtI beliefs and skills. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Chappel, A.*, & Cunningham, J.* (2011, February). School psychology 2010: Results of the national membership study. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Armistead, L., Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., Chappel, A.*, & Cunningham, J.* (2011, February). The relationship between school psychologists’ demographic characteristics, employment conditions, and continuing professional development practices. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

State Presentations

  • Barclay, C.*, Castillo, J.M., Kincaid, D., Dedrick, R.F, & Raffaele-Mendez, L. (2015, October). Unpacking the discipline gap: Referral categories and SWPBS fidelity. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Castillo, J.M., Arroyo, J.*, Sabnis, S.*, Mattison, A.*, & Barclay, C.* (2015, October). Factors that impact services school psychologists can provide: Reports from practitioners. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Stockslager, K., Castillo, J.M., Childs, K., Romer, N., Brundage, A., McCullough, M.*, & Sabnis, S.* (2015, October). Developing a school-level tool to monitor MTSS implementation. Paper presented at the Florida Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.