Sergio Costa, PhD

Director of Distance Learning

University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health


  • PhD Political Science, Boston University, 2007
  • MA Political Science, Boston College, 1998
  • BS Political Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1996

Professional Summary
Dr. Costa has over 15 years experience in e-learning and online education. He worked in the private sector in Boston leading a nation-wide learning solutions service. He oversees all of the learning and educational technology in the college. Dr. Costa is a Year 6 scholar and alumnus of the Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute. Dr. Costa interests include education policy, global education, education as a catalyst for change, lifelong learning, learning theory, and following the development of innovative technologies that not only facilitate learning but reach out to wider audiences. Dr. Costa is also on the Board of Trustees of the Omaha Public Library, having been appointed by Mayor Jim Suttle in 2011-2014. In 2011, Dr. Costa was appointed Director of Distance Education for the Great Plains Public Health Training Center, an entity serving the professional needs of the public health workforce of Nebraska.

My areas of interest include classical music, e-learning, music history, the fine arts, reading biographies, American history, road trips and traveling, conviviality, and US foreign policy. I am a trained political scientist with expertise in the area of US-Latin American relations. I have spent the greater part of my career in the e-learning industry.

Contact Sergio Costa
Sergio Costa - College of Public Health at UNMC
984355 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4355
Phone: 402-559-1061