Welcome to the homepage of Robert Costello, Professor and Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Department. Please feel free to contact me in G 157 or call (516) 572-7178 ext.25200 or e-mail Robert.Costello@ncc.edu.
Many students are like me in that I was the first person in my family to attend college. There was major self doubt in my mind. Was I smart enough? If this sounds familiar, please tell yourself "I belong here" on a daily basis. Every time you walk onto campus, go into a classroom, log onto our class website, please say "I belong here".
Some of you might be thinking of careers where you don't see others who are like you in terms of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, social status, etc. Self doubt may enter your mind. Tell yourself "I am worthy".
My role as an educator is to provide a transformative educational experience where students learn to connect to their own basic goodness so there is no need to be afraid or ashamed of who they are.
Date Last Updated: 7/19/2018