Coordinator, Northport Campus
Dr. Lora Kosten serves as the Faculty Coordinator for USF Sarasota-Manatee at North Port and is an Instructor for the College of Education. She teaches courses in elementary education methods and foundations of education. She is retired from the Central Falls, Rhode Island School District where she worked as both a teacher and a principal.
Dr. Kosten received her Ph.D. in Humanities from Salve Regina University and served on the adjunct faculty at Rhode Island College for almost ten years. Her C.A.G.S. field project for curriculum and instruction supported professional development as a means to improve attitudes and practices of teachers regarding the N.C.T.M. Standards, and her dissertation research addressed parental involvement in education through Family Science and Technology Workshops. She has a strong interest in research to improve academic achievement of children in literacy through the integration of the arts. She is honored to be on the faculty at USFSM and is currently enhancing her knowledge and skills for online teaching through the Sloan-Consortium and Quality Matters certificate programs.
Ph.D., Salve Regina University
C.A.G.S. Salve Regina University
M. Ed., Rhode Island College
B.S., Rhode Island College
Dr. Kosten has a strong interest in research to improve academic achievement of children in literacy through the integration of the arts