Russell County native and a 1994 graduate of Russell County High School, Dr. Brian Coffey, who currently serves as an associate professor in the agricultural economics department at Kansas State University, was recently selected to serve a three-year tenure in the highly competitive Fulbright Specialist Program. Specialists are selected based on their knowledge, skill sets and ability to make a significant contribution to projects overseas.
Fulbright Specialists are matched with international host institutions to share their expertise and build relationships through seminars and workshops, consulting on faculty and workforce development, developing academic standards and lecturing to undergraduate and graduate students.
Coffey teaches undergraduate courses in production economics and futures markets. He is the son of David and Joyce Coffey of Russell Springs.