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Satkoski, Courtney (MPA)

Instructor I
Department of Integrated Studies
Office: RH 0207A
Phone: 239-590-1466

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Master of Public Administration (MPA) (2007)
Bachelor of Art in Communication (2004)


Courtney specializes in human rights, storytelling, communal sustainability, servant leadership, and community engagement.

Research and Teaching Interests

Courtney researches the benefits of service in higher education, focusing on attainment, retention, and long-term student success and has taught nearly a dozen courses related to community engagement, social issues, and leadership for the FGCU Honors College and Department of Integrated Studies.

Courses Offered

Foundations of Civic Engagement
Directed Independent Studies
Integrated Core Senior Seminar
Humanities and Social Issues
Themes in the Humanities
Honors Freedom to Serve
Honors Lead to Serve
Honors Foundations of Civic Engagement
Honors Reading
Capstone for Integrated Studies Majors
Leadership Through Service


Courtney was published in the SAGE Sourcebook for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, focusing on the Southwest Florida Paradigm for Community-Engaged Scholarship

Grants & Awards

Courtney has won over three dozen awards for her work with service and leadership and has twice been awarded the Service-Learning Faculty of the Year. Courtney was also named the FGCU Faculty of the Year, the Dr. Helen Mamarchev Advisor of the Year, the Leadership and Involvement Outstanding Program and Outstanding Service Program of the Year, and the Lion's Club Community Service Excellence Award winner. Last, Courtney was named the National Society of Leadership and Success Educator of the Year, WINK TV's 2016 Service Award Winner, the FGCU Individual Faculty Service Excellence Award Winner, the Junior Instructor Teaching Excellence Award Winner, and the 2017 Engaged Faculty of the Year for all Florida Universities, a first time nominee and winner for FGCU.

Courtney founded the FGCU Malaria Project in partnership with Clarke Cares and the Jimmy Carter Center to provide educational materials, health services, and mosquito bed nets to remote African villages. Courtney is the founder and CEO of Hunting For A Cure, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides the Hunter syndrome community with medical, fundraising, and advocacy support. Courtney has also served on the BOD for the Bonita YMCA, was a multi term PTO President for Pinewoods Elementary School, and is the Faculty Advisor for multiple FGCU community service clubs.