Matthew Klooster » Student Life
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600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Campus Center (2nd Floor)
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday, excluding College holidays
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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.
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.
File last updated: 10/11/16
Staff Congress Representative (2015 — 2016)
Centre Student Life Office recognized among the 2016 Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs
Learning at Centre College is a total experience that goes beyond the classroom, with a campus environment where students can develop intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually. With these goals in mind, the College’s Student Life staff is dedicated solely to the student experience, and their work hasn’t gone unnoticed. Again this year, Centre’s Student Life Office has been recognized among the nation’s Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs, making the list for the third year in a row. More…