Adell Cothorne

Dr. Adell Cothorne is currently a Clinical Instructor and PDS Coordinator with Loyola University of Maryland.

Dr. Cothorne has been a teacher, assistant principal and principal with several public school systems in the Maryland/DC area. She has been an educator for over 20 years and has advocated for students in both urban and suburban school systems.

Dr. Cothorne has worked for Harvard University as a Teacher Coach for a research project in Baltimore City Public Schools examining how debate impacts middle school students’ reading comprehension. She delivered the keynote address for the 2017 Maryland Professional Development School (PDS) Network Conference and has presented at several national conferences. Among her many accomplishments, she published a book chapter entitled, “Black Women Experiencing Racial Battle Fatigue in Academia.”

Her research interests include: Teacher expectations, African American male students, Equity Practices in education (K – 16) Using literature in math instruction, STEM, Urban Public Education, and Suburban public schools with marginalized student populations

Dr. Cothorne is currently working on an article examining teacher expectations of elementary African American male students who attend suburban public schools.