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Vanessa Bentley

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Centre College Address Crounse - 442 Phone: 859.238.5433
Biography

Vanessa Bentley joined the Centre College faculty in 2016 as visiting assistant professor of philosophy.

Her areas of specialization include the philosophy of science, philosophy of neuroscience, and feminist epistemology.

She earned a B.A. in psychobiology and philosophy from Hiram College, master’s degrees in philosophy and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from the University of Cincinnati, where she also earned a Ph.D. in philosophy.

Email: vanessa.bentley@centre.edu

File last updated: 8/3/2016

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Eva Cadavid

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Associate Professor of Philosophy • Chair of Philosophy Program Philosophy Address Crounse Hall—433 Phone: 859.238.5945
Biography

Eva Cadavid joined Centre’s faculty in 2008. She is associate professor of philosophy.

Before coming to Centre, Cadavid taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and also taught as an adjunct instructor at the Eastman School of Music.

She graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in philosophy and a B.S. in chemistry. She earned her master’s in philosophy from the University of Rochester and her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and can read fluently in French and Ancient Greek.

Email: eva.cadavid@centre.edu

File last updated: 8/6/13

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W. David Hall

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W. George Matton Professor of Religion & Philosophy Religion, Philosophy Address Crounse Hall—331 Phone: 859.238.5269 Website: Personal Web site:
Biography

W. David Hall joined the Centre faculty in 2002, and in 2005 received the Kirk Award for excellence in teaching. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2007, and held the NEH endowed professorship from 2010 to 2013. He has served as chair of the religion program. Prior to coming to Centre College, he taught for two years as visiting assistant professor of religious studies at DePaul University in Chicago.

Dr. Hall’s primary research interest is 19th- and 20th-century European thought. He is co-editor of and contributor to a recent volume of essays entitled Paul Ricoeur and Contemporary Moral Thought (Routledge, 2002), and is the author of Paul Ricoeur and the Poetic Imperative: The Creative Tension Between Love and Justice (SUNY, 2007). His approach is broadly interdisciplinary, addressing currents within philosophy, literary theory, and the social sciences, and their impact on contemporary theology and ethics. His current interests concern questions of political agency within the context of modern notions of state sovereignty.

Dr. Hall received a B.A. in rhetoric from California State University in Sacramento. He attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, where he received an M.Div. and a Ph.D.

Email: wdavid.hall@centre.edu

File last updated: 6/26/17

Notes

Watch a photo essay highlighting Dr. Hall’s Basketball as Religion class.

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Andrew Roche

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Paul L. Cantrell Associate Professor of Philosophy • Chair of the Humanities Program Philosophy Address Crounse Hall—427 Phone: 859.238.5462
Biography

Andrew Roche joined Centre’s faculty in 2009. He is Paul L. Cantrell Associate Professor of Philosophy, has served as chair of the philosophy program, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2012. He taught previously at the University of Oklahoma and Wheaton College.

His areas of specialization include Kant (theoretical philosophy), early modern philosophy, and philosophy of mind.

Roche received a B.A. in philosophy and French from Amherst College, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University.

Email: andrew.roche@centre.edu

File last updated: 6/26/17

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