Fred J. DiCostanzo
EdD, MA, BS, RN
Assistant Teaching Professor
Health Administration Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 766
Fred DiCostanzo is Assistant Professor in the Health Administration Department in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. He holds a BS in healthcare administration, MA in organization management, EdD in educational leadership, and a diploma in nursing.
Dr DiCostanzo began his career as a registered nurse, gaining clinical experience in medical-surgical, emergency, and psychiatric nursing. He has held various leadership positions in healthcare including first line supervisor, financial manager, and chief nursing officer.
For nearly twenty years, Dr DiCostanzo worked in the healthcare publishing industry for Nursing Spectrum magazine (later Gannett Healthcare Group and nurse.com). He helped to launch the Philadelphia/Tri-State Edition of Nursing Spectrum and served as its Executive Director before being promoted to the corporate positions of Senior Operations Officer and, later, Executive Vice President of Human Resources.
He came to Drexel University in 2005 as an adjunct instructor in the health services administration program; in 2011, he accepted the position of Director of College Operations and Business Development for the College of Nursing and Health Professions and, in 2013, he joined the health administration department as full time faculty.
Specialization:Organizational leadership, healthcare management, human resources, and team effectiveness.
Research Interests:Dr DiCostanzo’s research interests include the use of simulation in leadership training, and the integration of simulation learning techniques in health administration education.