Mr. Martin Cothran is a writer and teacher who lives in Danville, Kentucky with his wife of 30 years in close proximity to their four children, two daughters-in-law, and their first grandchild. He is the director of the Classical Latin School Association and editor of the Classical Teacher magazine, a quarterly periodical for parents and professional educators published by Memoria Press. He is the author of several educational textbooks, including Traditional Logic, Books I and II, Material Logic: A Course on How to Think, Classical Rhetoric: A Study of Aristotle’s Principles of Persuasion, and Lingua Biblica: Old Testament Stories in Latin.
For the past 25 years, Martin has been an influential voice on public policy issues in Kentucky. His articles on current issues have appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Louisville Courier-Journal, The Lexington Herald-Leader, and various other newspapers around Kentucky and has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, and numerous other publications around the country. He has served on several state commissions dealing with state education policy and is the most frequent guest on Kentucky Educational Television’s weekly “Kentucky Tonight” program. He has also appeared on ABC Radio News, American Family Radio, and Family News in Focus, NBC Nightly News, and the PBS News Hour.
He is formerly Latin, Logic, and Rhetoric Instructor at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky and holds a B.A. in philosophy and economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from the Simon Greenleaf School (Trinity University).