Dr. Kelly M. Costner has been an educator since 1990. His postsecondary teaching has included mathematics methods courses for K-12 teachers, research methods for various populations, middle level assessment and pedagogy, foundations, and general methods for high school teachers. Dr. Costner has supervised teacher candidates in every grade level and in several subject areas. His research has focused on combining his interests and backgrounds in mathematics and foreign language education. Most recently he has worked to explore ways to help teachers in various content areas incorporate language-rich methods specifically to meet the needs of English Language Learners.
Dr. Costner grew up in Cleveland County, North Carolina. After graduating from UNCG, Dr. Costner taught mathematics and French at a North Carolina high school. He then pursued graduate studies in both mathematics education and French literature and culture at The Ohio State University. He returned to the Carolinas in 2000 to assume his first position as a teacher educator. He is married to a mathematics educator, and they live in the Rock Hill area.