Arthur L. Costa is emeritus professor of education at California State University, Sacramento, and cofounder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior in El Dorado Hills, California. Art Costa has devoted his career to improving education through more thought-full instruction and assessment. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all 50 states as well as Mexico, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Islands of the South Pacific. Costa has devoted his career to improving education through more thought-full instruction and assessment. Through his writings, courses and workshops, Art Costa has been a leader in thinking, mindful instruction and coaching for teachers and administrators for many years. He is co-founder of the Institute for Habits of Mind. He is most noted for is landmark books: Developing Minds: A Resource for Teaching Thinking. The Schools as A Home for the Mind, and Habits of Mind: 16 Characteristics for Success. Active in many professional organizations, Art served as e National President of Association for Supervision and Curriculum .Development. from 1988 to 1989. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Urban Alliance in 2010.