Christina Costa

Christina Costa

Assistant Professor

7304, Maccabees Building



Christina Costa

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Positive Psychology, Resilience, Well-Being, Teaching methods in psychology


  • PhD, Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MS, Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • BA, Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Awards and grants

  •  The Ellen DeGeneres Incredible Educator Award (2021)

  •  Barbara Oleshansky Memorial Award (2020)

  •  Honored Instructor Award (2019)

  •  The Gates Foundation Teaching Grant (2017)

Selected publications

Costa, C.N., (2022) Spoken Resilience: Documenting Lived Experience of Neurodiversity and Thriving Despite Disease. Methodological Innovations, 15(3), 303-307.

Costa, C.N. (2022). Neuro Narratives: An Autoethnographic Account of Experiencing Resilience with a Brain Tumor. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 11, 32-53.

Costa, C.N. & Bedir, N. (2022). Anti-Racist Foundation of Teaching: Ideas for Socially Conscious Psychology Education. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

Costa, C.N., Park, N, & Kira, M. (2021). #ArmMeWith: Resources for Teacher Wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing, 11(2), 20-37.

Costa, C.N. & Mims, L. (2020). Using Notecard Check-Ins to Build Relationships and Establish a Climate of Care. College Teaching.

Courses taught by Christina Costa

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2023