Jeanett Castellanos, PhD

Professor of Teaching
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
University of California, Irvine

Jeanett Castellanos, Ph.D. is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Teaching at the University of California, Irvine in the School of Social Sciences. Her areas of research include BIPOC students in higher education and Latinx student retention, college satisfaction, and well-being. Dr. Castellanos has published in numerous national journals including the Journal of College Counseling, Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. She is the co-author of Riding the Academic Freedom Train: A Culturally Responsive, Multigenerational Mentoring Model and has two edited volumes addressing Latinx student experiences in higher education. Nationally, Dr. Castellanos is the recipient of the APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) Samuel M. Turner Mentorship Award, the 2012 NLPA Star Vega Community Service Award, and 2012 AAHEE Outstanding Support of Hispanics in Higher Education. Her most recent honor is the 2020 APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race) Distinguished Career in Service Award. At UC Irvine, she has also been recognized with the Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award, the Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentorship, and the Chancellor’s Living Our Values Award.