Dr. Justin Coffey professor of historyQuincy University’s Fr. Aaron Pembleton Endowed Chair in History, Justin Coffey, Ph.D., will present the first Aaron Pembleton Lecture on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Connie Niemann Center for Music (1700 Seminary Road.). This lecture is free and open to the public.

In this lecture titled Nixon: A New Look at His Legacy,” Coffey will discuss his current project, a biography of President Richard M. Nixon.

Professor Coffey, the newest occupant of the Pembleton Chair, currently serves as a professor of history and has been a QU faculty member since 2007. Coffey earned a doctoral degree in history from the University of Illinois, Chicago, specializing in United States history since 1877. In addition, he holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Wyoming and a bachelor’s degree in history from Fordham University in New York. He has authored numerous scholarly articles, the book “Spiro Agnew and the Rise of the Republican Right” and is currently working on a biography of Richard M. Nixon.  Coffey is a frequent expert political commentator for local news media in Quincy, Ill.

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