Dr. Frankie Costanza
Title: Instructor I
Dr. Costanza is an Instructor of Chemistry at the USF-Sarasota-Manatee campus. He earned his Ph.D. from USF-Tampa in the field of bioorganic chemistry under Dr. Jianfeng Cai as his advisor. His research primarily focused on synthesizing biodegradable polymer nanoparticles that were used for drug delivery and antimicrobial purposes.
After his doctorate, he worked in corporate industry as an analytical chemist, but soon realized that teaching was his calling. Soon after, he returned to USF-Tampa to teach large lecture classes in General Chemistry I/II and Organic Chemistry I/II. Currently, he has moved to the USF-SM campus where he currently teaches Chemistry for Today and General Chemistry classes.
Outside of academia, he enjoys keeping physically active, nature, learning, and a wide variety of music.