Matthew Costello

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Associate Professor of Psychology


College of Arts and Sciences
860.768.5384 E 203M

PhD, Duquesne University

MA, St. John's College

BA, St. Joseph's University

Dr. Costello is an Associate 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.

Note: This faculty member will be on sabbatical for Fall 2024 & Spring 2025. During a sabbatical, faculty may not be available to support students or conduct other University business.