Asikaa Cosgrove, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Director of Graduate Programs
- EDUC 205: Social Justice & Diversity in Education
- EDUC 207: Psychology of Human Growth & Development
Born and raised in Hertfordshire, England, Asikaa Cosgrove graduated with distinction from one of London's premier engineering and technology research institutions after studying electronic engineering and computer information systems. After working for British Telecommunications as a systems designer, Dr. Cosgrove immigrated to the United States. He then became director of web communications and adjunct instructor of education for Drury University. As a developer of Internet and educational technologies, he designed and implemented numerous online systems using a variety of platforms. Dr. Cosgrove has studied and taught the principles of effective human-computer interface design, the ethics and psychology of online interaction, instructional design and the management of technology within organizations. Dr. Cosgrove enjoys teaching grades 6-8 in Drury's Summerscape camp, a pre-college summer program for gifted students. His research interests include cognitive psychology, motivation and the use of virtual environments for learning.
For relaxation, Dr. Cosgrove enjoys fitness training, mountain biking, metal detecting, the shooting sports and riding his Missouri foxtrotting horse, Billy.
N.D., Electronic Engineering, Oaklands College (Borehamwood, UK), 1994
H.N.D., Computing (Information Systems), Brunel University (London, UK), 1997
M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Drury University, 2007
Ph.D., Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2016
Drury University faculty member since 2011
Assistant Professor since 2016
EDUC 607: Psychology of Human Growth & Development
SCI 621: Educational Technology
SCI 623: The History, Security & Ethics of Technology
SCI 626: Web Communications & Design
SCI 627: Advanced Web Development
SCI 628: Infrastructure & Support