William G. Costa

Senior Lecturer

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1989  Bachelor of Arts. Senior Thesis: History of the Lottery 
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 

1992  Master of Arts: Creativity Studies. Thesis: Developing Creativity 
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

2004  Master of Business Administration: Leadership 
Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH

2015  Doctorate of Education Leadership and Management Program
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (9.2015: 4 courses completed. GPA 4.0)

Phone: (603) 899-4086

Courses Taught
  • Individual and Community
  • Senior Seminar in Strategy and Ethics
  • Portfolio Assessment
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Innovation
  • Creativity in business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Internship director
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Innovation: idea generation
  • Creativity
  • Leadership and group process
  • General business administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational development
  • Leadership
  • Team building
  • Motivation
  • Systems theory
  • Human development
  • Intelligence
  • Community, organizational, and global development

Honors & Awards

2015: Pi Lambda Theta, International Honor Society & Professional Association in Education

2015: NCAA Division II, Advanced Faculty Athletics Representative FAR Fellowship

2015, 2010: Franklin Pierce/Student Government Association, Faculty Appreciation Award

2010: Excellence in Creativity, South African Creativity Foundation

2009: NCAA Division II Faculty Athletics Representative Fellowship

2009: Colleague, Creative Education Foundation

2008: Fellow, Center for Cultural Studies &Analysis

2008: Franklin Pierce/Student Government Association, Faculty Appreciation Award

2006-2007: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2005: Calderwood Foundation Fellowship in Writing

2005: Franklin Pierce University, Student Government Association Advisor Award

2005: Franklin Pierce University, Association of Clubs Advisor of the Year Award

Publications and Presentations

2015  The Role of the FAR in Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Health and Wellness, Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Executive Board, NCAA 3rd Division II Advanced Leadership Institute (Publication Pending)

2015 Faculty host, Fitzwater Center Indie Lens Pop-up screening, “In Football We Trust” and discussion
2009  Bottom-Line Creativity, American Creativity Association, Philadelphia, PA
2008  Communication and Conflict Management, Faculty and Student Education Department, University of Pretoria-Bela Bela, Limpopo Province, South Africa
1994  How to Image Stream, Critical and Creative Thinking Program, University of Massachusetts, Boston
1992  Brainstorming for Creative Ideas, Small Business Development Center, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
1992  You Can Be a Genius: Systems Theory and Image Streaming, Goddard College, All-College Meeting
1991  Elmer Gates: Forgotten American Genius, Institute for Accelerated Learning, University of Maryland
1989  Probability and the State Lottery: So You Think You Can Win, Goddard College, All-College Meeting

Professional Memberships

  • 2009 Colleague, Creative Education Foundation
  • 2005-presentSouth Africa Creativity Foundation
  • 2004-presentSigma Beta Delta, International Business Honor Society
  • 2003-presentAmerican Creativity Association

Conferences Attended

  • Creativity conferences since 1992, in the US and South Africa.


Grants Received

  • Several small  FPU faculty  development grant mostly to attend conferences


  • Spring, 2017Delegate, American Federation of Teachers – New Hampshire biennial convention
  • 2016- Vice-President, Rindge FacultyFederation
  • 2015  Faculty Athletics Representative
  • 2013NE 10 Faculty Athletics Representative Executive Board