Education & Expertise

  • PhD, Capella University, Minneapolis, USA
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), William Mitchell College of Law, Minnesota, USA
  • Staff Judge Advocate School, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.

Jim Castleberry

Jim is a light-skinned man with short blonde hair and blue eyes. He is wearing a black suit jacket over a striped blue and white collared shirt. He is pictured smiling against a grey-blue background.

Jim brings decades of experience in the DEI challenges facing the legal, higher education and government sectors to his role as a Consultant with The Kaleidoscope Group.

His experience includes helping government and non-profit organizations develop and implement equal opportunity, equity, and diversity objectives and initiatives. He also has expertise in planning and policy analysis that form organizations’ strategic priorities and goals regarding equity implementation and training.

Jim previously served as the Associate Dean for the School of Public Policy & Administration at Walden University, USA. His legal and professional experience has focused on military, regulatory, and employment law. He has held positions in both the public and private sectors and retired as a legal JAG officer. He received certification as a mediator from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and additional training in alternative dispute resolution at Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. Currently, he does contract mediation for the U.S. Department of Agriculture involving federally insured loans and employment law cases with the Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission. He also serves as a FEMA Reservist, assists with civil rights cases and teaches employment law and conflict resolution for Southern Methodist University.

He is currently President of the consulting firm, The Castleberry Group, LLC.

Jim has demonstrated community organization, advocacy, and board development as part of his commitment to serving homeless veterans. In 2010, he established a non-profit foundation to raise awareness and financially support non-profit organizations helping homeless veterans. They have provided over $4 million US in financial assistance and countless hours of administrative support.

The work we do is important – each change created in companies and individuals impacts their relationships in the greater community in several positive ways.

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