Coffey started working for the Cognition Institute in 1990, while he was
a graduate student at the University of West Florida. He was the principle
programmer of NUCES (Nuclear Cardiology Expert System). He received his
MS in Computer Science/Software Engineering in April, 1992.
John successfully defended
his doctoral disssertation entitled "LEO - A Learning Environment Organizer
to Accompany Constructivist Knowledge Models" in June 2000, and he graduated
with his Ed.D degree in August 2000. His dissertation demonstrates extensions
to the method of representing a knowledge domain for which Drs. Ken Ford,
Alberto Canas and he received a software patent in 1996.
at UWF where he holds an associate professor position, and the Cognition Institute.
In his work for the Institute,
John generally serves as a Knowledge Engineer and occasionally gets to talk about his experiences building knowledge models and crawling through nuclear power plants.
Since 1992 John has
divided his time between the