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Contact Student Life Office

Mailing Address:
Centre College
Student Life Office
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
 
Telephone:
859.238.5471
 
Office:
Campus Center (2nd Floor)
 
Office Hours:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday, excluding College holidays
 
After Hours Emergency:
859.236.4357 (HELP)

Student Life Staff

The Student Life staff is here to help you with your questions and concerns about life on campus. The Student Life Office helps meet student needs including residence life and housing, health and safety, community involvement, and campus activities. They are closely involved with students and concerned with their well-being and safety.

Matthew Klooster

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Assistant Professor of Biology Work Young Hall—225 Work Phone: 859.238.6530
Biography

Before coming to Centre, Klooster was a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard University. His research interests are plant population and community ecology, evolutionary-ecology, symbioses, phylogeography, population genetics, genomics, and conservation of rare and endangered species. Klooster graduated cum laude from Xavier University with a B.S. in biological sciences and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences from the University of Cincinnati.

Since arriving at Centre, Klooster received a National Science Foundation grant in 2011 in collaboration with Dr. Steven Miller (University of Wyoming) to study highly specialized plant-fungal symbioses. The grant has facilitated research opportunities for Centre students and provided funding for a research/teaching post-doctoral fellow. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2013 and served as director of the Bonner Scholars Program from 2013 until 2016. In 2016, in collaboration with Centre colleagues Kyle Anderson, Danielle Kirchner, and Brett Werner, he received a four-year LIASE Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to pursue novel pedagogical practices integrating contemporary issues of Asia and the environment.

Email: matthew.klooster@centre.edu

File last updated: 10/11/16

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