Courtney Coffey, PhD

Associate, Research Development

Research Development
Research Development Services

Courtney Coffey is a Research Development Associate specializing in education, training and diversity-focused proposals. Previously she helped develop and submit grant proposals for both federal and private foundations at the College of Education. After completing a B.A. in English literature from CU-Boulder and experience teaching ESL in Taiwan, Courtney served as a volunteer English teacher with the Peace Corps in Sri Lanka. There she encountered both applied and cultural anthropologists. Those encounters spurred her to pursue anthropological studies at the University of Arizona, with a focus on gender and contemporary China. Post-doctoral work includes directing a binational drug abuse prevention program at the Border Health Foundation, sponsored by SAMHSA, and teaching high school English for several years. Additional teaching experience includes creating and facilitating a course on cultural awareness for the Center for Integrative Medicine, and managing a clinical internship for diverse, low-income pre-med students offered by the College of Medicine. Courtney enjoys supporting proposals that create engaging, culturally-affirming learning environments for underserved communities and underrepresented students.