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Erin Castro, Ph.D.

Erin Castro



Dr. Castro is an Associate Professor of Higher Education, Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Access in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, and Co-Director/Founder of the University of Utah Prison Education Project at the University of Utah. She directs the Research Collaborative on Higher Education in Prison, an evidence-based approach to expand the field of quality higher education in prison. Her current research traces nationwide postsecondary education in prisons throughout the U.S. and analyzes the use of criminal history in college admissions.

Last Updated: 7/14/22