QU history professor to present first Aaron Pembleton lecture on Thursday – Muddy River News

Justin Coffey | Photo courtesy of Quincy University

QUINCY — Justin Coffey, Father Aaron Pembleton Professor of History at the University of Quincy, will present the inaugural Aaron Pembleton Lecture, “Nixon: A New Look at His Legacy,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Connie Niemann Center for Music, 1700 Seminary Road. Coffey will discuss his current project, a biography of President Richard M. Nixon. This conference is free and open to the public.

Coffey, a professor of history, has been a QU faculty member since 2007. He earned a doctorate in history from the University of Illinois-Chicago, specializing in United States history since 1877. He also holds a in history from the University of Wyoming and a bachelor’s degree in history from Fordham University in New York.

He is the author of numerous scientific articles, as well as the book “Spiro Agnew and the Rise of the Republican Right”. Coffey is a frequent expert political commentator for local media in Quincy, Illinois.

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