Natalie Costa

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Developmental Psychology

Dr. Costa received her PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology, with a minor in Statistics/Research Methodology, in 2007 from the University of New Orleans. She have been teaching undergraduate and graduate Psychology courses for almost 10 years. She spent the first part of her career conducting research (i.e., collecting data, analyzing data, and publishing papers) on the transmission of anxiety in families, as well as treating anxious/phobic parent-child dyads. She has now turned her focus to teaching/advising undergraduate and graduate students. She has considerable experience teaching a number of Psychology courses in both the classroom and online setting. Her specialty lies in teaching Statistics/Research Methodology.

Awards / Honors

Advisors Recognizing Excellence Award, Southern New Hampshire University, 2015


Costa, N., Weems, C. F., Pina, A. A. (2009). Hurricane Katrina and youth anxiety: the role of perceived attachment beliefs and parenting behaviors.. Journal of anxiety disorders