Doctoral candidate in Higher Education at the University of Kentucky
Ashley Simmons Coffey is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on how the academic museum promotes and engages in internationalization at home through its programs. As a life-long international educator, Simmons Coffey is Dean of the Programming Design for International Educators workshop and a member of the TLS emerging scholar committee with NAFSA: Association of International Educators. She presents extensively in the field of international education about recruiting underrepresented students to participate in an overseas study activity and integrating international students into their campus and surrounding community. She also facilitates intercultural communication workshops and campus cultural programs that instill global knowledge, skills, and attitudes at various institutions. Simmons Coffey earned her Graduate Certificate in International Education from the University of Kentucky, Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University, and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Tougaloo College.