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Thomas Cothern

Thomas Cothern, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3517
Office: Bayou Suite 1111


Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Principalship
  • School Improvement
  • School Finance



  • Watson, S.W., Cothern, T.L., & Peters, M. (2020). School administrators' perceptions of STEM awareness and resources. AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 17(3).
  • Cothern, T.L. (2020). The professional development of rural school principals: The elements, contexts, and topics desired by principals in a rural school district. School Leadership Review.
  • Damian, E., & Cothern, T.L. (2019). Elementary campus principal perceptions of the Texas teacher evaluation and support system (T-TESS). Texas Forum of Teacher Education, 9, 52-61.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • ADSU 6132 Curriculum
  • ADSU 6233 Principalship
  • ADSU 6235 Administration of Special Programs
  • ADSU 6333 Instructional Leadership
  • ADSU 6436 School Resource Management
  • ADSU 6437 School Law
  • EDLS 7636 Politics and School Finance
  • EDLS 7833 Superintendent Seminar
  • EDLS 8430 Financial Resources Management

Research Projects

  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Professional Development
  • School Improvement

Awards and Accomplishments

  •  Dr. Preston Allison Award for Outstanding Dissertation 2014