Received his BS in Forestry and MS in Biology at Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff, Arizona and his Ph.D. in Forest Science at the University of Idaho at Moscow in 1966, 1967, and 1970 respectively. He taught courses and conducted research in forest ecology and forest community dynamics for ten years at Michigan Technological University.
Until 1992, Dr. Coffman was a manager for Champion International, a leading forest and paper products company. Dr. Coffman is currently President of Environmental Perspectives, Inc. (EPI). He provides professional guidance and training in defining environmental problems and conflicts, and he is developing solutions to specific issues, including the hidden dangers of international treaties and agreements that threaten our Constitutional protections, especially property rights.