Dr. Kristie Guffey came on board at WKU in January of 2016 teaching Organizational leadership focusing on youth, women and global leadership. Recently, she was the director of the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. The Center is owned and operated by the Kentucky Department of Education and Kristie ran the non-profit, leadership facility for three years.
Kristie hails from Trigg County where her family has a small beef cattle farm on the south side of the county. She was active in the FFA and 4-H and served as the Kentucky State FFA President. She received her undergraduate degree in Agriculture Education from Western Kentucky, her Master’s in Agriculture Education from Murray State and her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Western Kentucky University in 2012. Guffey taught high school agriculture for four years in Carlisle County before coming on board in agriculture at the WKU-Glasgow campus in 2005. While at the Glasgow campus, Kristie worked with her mentor, Dr. David Coffey, in leading 12 study abroad trips to Ecuador. She has led 16 trips over the course of her career and getting ready to embark on a new adventure to China with students in June of 2018.
Kristie has been been married to her husband, Jamie for 13 years and they have two rambunctious girls, Addy Jing who is 6 years old and Ayla Belle who is 2. Their boxer puppy, Dooku provides sanity in their crazy life.