Matthew C. Costello, PhD
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Matthew C. Costello, PhD

Assistant Professor

Psychology Department

East Hall 203M


PhD   Duquesne University   |   MA   St. John's College |   BA   St. Joseph's University

Dr. Costello is an Assistant Professor of Psychology who specializes in gerontological studies. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA), an MA in Liberal Arts from St. John's College (Annapolis, MD), and his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA). Dr. Costello conducted his post-doctoral research through the Center for Aging at Duke University, where he worked with both behavioral and neuroimaging modalities investigating the effects of aging on cognition and attention. At the University of Hartford, Dr. Costello teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes, with a focus on research methods and developmental psychology. Dr. Costello’s research examines the effect of aging on cognition and perception, with a particular focus on embodied dynamics underlying such changes.