Debra Cotterill

Director Nutrition Education Program
Phone (859) 257-2948
Fax (859) 257-2990

Nutrition Education Program
1500 Bull Lea Rd. Suite 130
Lexington KY 40511

Professional Profile

Debra Cotterill is the Director of the Nutrition Education Programs at the University of Kentucky.  Prior to assuming this role, she worked for 15 years as the Mason County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences.  Her experiences also include community college instructor and entrepreneur.

Debra received both her B.S. and M.S. in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles from the University of Kentucky.  Her research was Rural Kentuckians: Effects of e-Commerce on the Acquisition of Food and Fiber Products.  Through her position as a Family and Consumer Sciences agent, Debra taught and contributed to the development of educational materials in nutrition, food safety, textiles, clothing and wardrobes, family financial security and entrepreneurship.  She also served as an advisor to Extension volunteers and regional entrepreneurs.   Her work included community development, budget management, program impact and supervision.  Debra has received the Distinguished Service, Continuing Excellence, Research and Communication Awards from National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.


University of Kentucky
Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles

University of Kentucky
Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising

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