Jim Castleberry

Associate Dean
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Policy and Administration
No Specific Program Affiliation

Dr. JIm Castleberry lives in Coronado, CA, and obtained his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN, Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN and also graduated from Staff Judge Advocate General School at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, VA. He received a M.S in Sociology from Minnesota State University and a B.S. in Education and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. His legal and professional experience has focused on criminal law, regulatory law and administrative law. He held administrative positions in both the public and private sectors and worked as a legal officer (JAG) for the Coast Guard and Navy until he retired in 2003. He has been teaching full time since 2003 first at a public institution and then in 2013 began at Walden University.


MS, Minnesota State University

JD, William Mitchell College of Law

PhD, Capella University

Post-master's Certificate, University of VA - The Judge Advocate General's School

Public Service

Cornerstone Rescue Mission Foundation, Board of Directors - Rapid City

American Bar Association Ethics Committee, Committee Member - Chicago

Awards / Honors

Commitment to Social Change Award, Walden Uninversity, 2016

Citizen of the Year, Rapid City, SD Elks Club, 2010

Wind Beneath our Wings, Public Service Award, Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, 2007

Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, U.S. Coast Guard, 1993


Castleberry, J. (2018). Assessing Pre-Trial Detention Risks.

Castleberry, J. (2017). Global Stratification.

Castleberry, J. (2017). Cognitive Psychology: Applying The Science of the Mind, 3rd Edition.

Castleberry, J. (2011). Single-case research designs : methods for clinical and applied settings.

Castleberry, J. (2003). A Children’s History of Los Angeles.

Castleberry, J. (2014). Social Problems, 13/E.


Castleberry, J., Benoliel, B. (2016). Presented the gap analysis paper, International Cooperation in Child Welfare Services. Walden University