Isaac Castellano will serve part-time as Associate Director of the Institute for Advancing American Values, the institute announced. Castellano is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Public Service with expertise in international relations. Last year he served as one of the inaugural Faculty Fellows of the Institute, helping to execute Boise State’s Day of Dialogue and Boise State Listens.
“I am thrilled to be working alongside Dr. Castellano. He has been instrumental in realizing the mission of the Institute: to inspire critical thinking, respectful engagement, understanding, and human connection concerning the values that shape and define America,” said Andrew Finstuen, inaugural executive director of the institute.
Castellano will continue many of his duties within the School of Public Service and has the support of Dean Angie Bos to make this appointment positively affect both the School of Public Service and the institute.
“I am very excited to continue my involvement with IAAV. We have a host of programs this coming year aimed at continuing to create space, on and off our campus, for civil and meaningful discussions about the critical issues facing our country, state, community and campus,” Castellano said.