Greg Zost

Associate Professor

Greg Zost

Associate Professor

TJM 107
402- 872-2423

Office Hours:

Monday: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Courses Offered:

EDUC 405 Diagnostic & Remedial Mathematics
EDUC 420 Student Teaching Seminar
SPED 200 Introduction to Special Education
SPED 300 Assessment in Special Education
SPED 307 Special Education Practicum
SPED 383 Education of Students with Autism & Low Incidence Disabilities
SPED 385 Education of Students with Cognitive Disabilities
SPED 440 Behavior Management
SPED 460 Transitional Strategies

“The Right Fit”: Special Educators for the Heartland


2007 – Ph.D. (Capella University)
2002 – Educational Diagnostician Certification (University of Mars Hardin Baylor)
1997 – M.A. in Special Education (Adam State College)
1983 – B.A. in Political Science (Stephen F. Austin State University)


Dr. Greg Zost is an Associate Professor for the School of Education at Peru State College. His primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in special education and advising students. He is also a sponsor for Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

A native Texan, Dr. Zost received his bachelors in Political Science from Stephen F. Austin State University. He received his Masters of Special Education from Adams State College. He is also a certified Educational Diagnostician. Dr. Zost received his PhD in Education from Capella University.   Most recently, Dr. Zost completed the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (AASEP) requirements for Board Certification in Special Education.

Much of his research has focused on retention and resiliency of rural special education teachers.  Recently, he and Dr. L. Zost have been researching student-selected rubrics and motivation to exceed basic assignment expectations.

He continues to be involved with students who have special needs and their teachers.  He is a sponsor of Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).  He has organized several events to bring area students with moderate to severe special needs to the Peru Campus such as Job Olympics, Games on the Green, and Wacky Day at the A.W.A.C.  Recently, he has partnered with the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired (NCECBVI) in Nebraska City to organize and supervise their prom.

Dr. Zost resides in Nebraska City with his wife, Loretta, who also teaches in the Education Department at PSC. They have three grown children.  All of which have attended PSC.  In his spare time he enjoys golfing, fishing, watching sports, reading, and spending time with family.