Bernadette C Costello

Bernadette C Costello

Bernadette C Costello


Leadership and talent development

Dr. Costello is an experienced leader and talent development professional with over 30 years of experience in the public, non-profit and higher education sectors.  Her expertise is in leading human resource organizations, developing organization-wide supervisory and leadership development and mentoring programs, performance management redesign, and strategic planning. She has facilitated and implemented large organizational change initiatives. Dr. Costello’s research interests are in the areas of citizen engagement and leadership development.  She is currently researching organizations that use the GROW coaching model as part of their leadership development programming. 

Courses Taught

BIS 390 The Research Process

BIS 490  Senior Project

INTS 300 Law and Justice

INTS 435 Leadership in a Changing Context

GOVT 335 Human Resources in the Public Sector


D.A. In Higher Education, George Mason University

Masters in Public Administration University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelors in Social Work at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville