Adell Cothorne

Adell Cothorne 

Clinical Instructor/ PDS Coordinator 
P: 410-617-7775
Office: BE-121-1



Doctoral Study
Walden University
Teacher Leadership
Examining the Intersection of Teachers’ Expectations, African American Males, and Equitable Strategies
Anticipated Completion Date: November 2018

Master of Science
Johns Hopkins University
Administration & Supervision

Bachelors of Science 
Morgan State University
Elementary Education



Adell Cothorne has lived in Baltimore her entire life and is currently a Clinical Instructor and PDS Coordinatorwith Loyola University of Maryland.

Ms. 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. Ms. Cothorne has worked for Harvard University as a Teacher Coach for a research project in Baltimore City Public Schools examining how debated impacts middle school students’ reading comprehension. She delivered the keynote address for the 2017 Maryland Professional Development School (PDS) Network Conference.

Ms. Cothorne has presented at several national conferences and this year had a book chapter published entitled – Black Women Experiencing Racial Battle Fatigue in Academia.

Research Interest:

  • Teacher expectations
  • African American male students
  • Equity practices in education (K – 16)
  • Using literature in math instruction
  • STEM
  • Urban public education
  • Suburban public schools with marginalized student populations

Selected Publications:

Empowerment at the Tower – Leadership and Identity in Higher Education (2018)
Edited by David Silverberg
Chapter 4: Black Women Experiencing Racial Battle Fatigue in Academia