La Jerne Terry Cornish

Associate Professor, Department of Education
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies

Van Meter, G16


B.A., Goucher College, 1983
M.Ed., Goucher College, 1994
Ph.D., UMBC, 2005

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Mentoring, New Teacher Development, English Language Learners

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Vocke, D. E., Morgan, P. W., & Cornish, L.  (2010).  A collaborative partnership: recruiting and enlightening future educators. The back to the future program. (Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida).

Cornish, L. and Longo, A.M. (2009).  Bilingual but barely literate: The case of Ekuphumlani.  (Paper presented at the International Education Research and Innovation Conference in Madrid, Spain and published in conference proceedings). 

Cornish, L.  (2009). Challenges, advantages, and approaches to talking about race in a privileged, majority white setting. In Sheared, V., Brookfield, S., Scipio, C., Johnson-Bailey, J., &  Peterson, E. (Eds.) It's about race, a kitchen table dialogue. Jossey-Bass.

Cornish, L. (2007).  An analysis of beginning teachers', mentors', and principals' perceptions of the Blum mentoring program (Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

2010    Received $25,000 from the Borgenicht Foundation to provide scholarships for students participating in the South Africa Intensive Course Abroad (ICA).

2009    Awarded $131,743 (in partnership with Towson University) Maryland College Access Challenge Grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to increase the number of underrepresented students participating in high school college preparatory programs.