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.