Kelley CostnerEducation

EdD, Morgan State University; MEd, Goucher College; BS, Morgan State University

Research Interests

Culturally responsive pedagogy; African-American learners; faculty development; and teacher attitudes and beliefs


Dr. Kelley Costner is Dean for the Division of Higher Education, Adult Learning, Administration & Leadership Programs in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. She previously served as the associate dean of the master's degree programs and was as the faculty chair for mentoring and the director of research studies for Walden University's EdD (Doctor of Education) program. Before joining Walden's faculty, Dr. Costner was an assistant professor of reading at the Community College of Baltimore County and senior research associate for the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program of the Institute for the Development of Multicultural Administrators and Faculty in Community Colleges at Morgan State University.