Auburn University, 2006
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Associate Editor, The Journal of Early Adolescence, (http://jea.sagepub.com)
International Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology
International Visiting Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Universidad CES Medellín, Colombia (http://en.ces.edu.co/)
Graduate Minor in Cross-Cultural Studies http://www.depts.ttu.edu/diversity/ccaac/CCstudies.php
- Youth Development
- Risk-Taking & Deviance / Externalizing-Internalizing Behaviors
- “At-Risk” Youth / Ethnic/Racial Minorities and Immigrant Youth
- Cross-Cultural Comparative Research
Selected Current Projects:
2013-2017 Co-I. East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood Grant. US Department of Education.
2012-2015 Program Evaluator. Responsibility Education Program (PREP)/Youth Pregnancy Prevention Grant. BCFS-Health & Human Services of Texas/The Administration on Children, Youth, and Families.
2011-present PI. Youth Adjustment in the South Plains Region (Evidence-based Research) Partnership with VOICES of the South Plains Community Coalition-Lubbock.
2013-present PI. Normalizing Sexual Development (NSD) Curriculum. Abstinence+ Plus Curriculum to educate 5th -12th graders and their parents about normal sexual development (emotional, cognitive, and physical development, healthy relationships, school/career, and goal orientation).
2010-present Director. College-Going Dream. Partnership with Spur ISD School 5th-12th Graders TTU/TTUHSC campus visits to increase college awareness and professional careers.
Selected Recent Publications:
Trejos-Castillo, E., & Bedore, S. (Forthcoming). Investigación Cualitativa como Herramienta de Justicia Social: Jóvenes en Acogimiento Familiar en Texas, USA (Qualitative Research as a Tool for Social Justice: The Case of Foster Youth in Texas, USA).
Trejos-Castillo, E., Davis, G., & Hipps, T. (Forthcoming). Economic Well-Being and Independent Living in Foster Youth: Paving the Road to Effective Transitioning out of Care.
Samtani, S., & Trejos-Castillo, E. (In-Press). Motherhood and Sex Work: A Negotiation of Identities. In Jaremko Bromwich, R. & M.M De Jong (Eds.), Mothers, Mothering, and Sex Work, Demeter Press, Ontario, Canada.
Corson, K., Colwell, M.J., Bell, N., & Trejos-Castillo, E. (2014). Wrapped up in Covers: Preschoolers' Secrets and Secret Hiding Places. Early Child Development and Care, 1-18.
Trejos-Castillo, E. (Ed.) (2013). Youth: Practices, Perspectives and Challenges. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
Obland, T., & Trejos-Castillo, E. (2013). Cyberaggression: Comparisons of Cyberbullies and Cybervictims throughout the World. In R. Hanewald (Ed.) From Cyber Bullying To Cyber Safety: Issues and Approaches in Educational Contexts. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
||Professing Excellence Award, University Student Housing, Texas Tech University
||Open Teaching Concept Fellow, Office of Institutional Diversity & Community Engagement, Texas Tech University
||President’s Mid-Career Award, Texas Tech University
||Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Texas Tech University
||Top 14 Hispanic Professors in Texas, Texas StateStats.org
||President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President, Texas Tech University