Centre faculty to share life stories at Omicron Delta Kappa event

Posted by Centre News in Asian Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, News, Religion 24 Apr 2017

ODKMembers of Omicron Delta Kappa, Centre College’s leadership honor society, will host the annual Life Stories event on Tuesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. in Young Hall 113. The event will feature a line-up of College faculty who will share personal accounts of the academic and career journeys that led them to Centre.

Speakers for this year’s program are Assistant Professor of Chinese Kyle Anderson, Assistant Professor of Religion Chris Haskett and John C. Walkup Professor of Chemistry Preston Miles.

Kyle Anderson is an assistant professor of Chinese and was named chair of Asian studies at Centre. He joined Centre’s faculty in 2010 as an Arthur Vining Davis Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow. Anderson is a former Fulbright junior scholar (Taipei) and Fulbright-Hays fellow (Beijing and Rome).  He holds degrees in comparative literature from Brigham Young University and The Pennsylvania State University.

 

 

Chris Haskett joined Centre’s faculty in 2012 as an assistant professor of religion. Haskett’s academic specialty is the history of Buddhism in Tibet and India. He also works on Jainism and Hinduism, as well as Tibetan, Sanskrit and other South Asian languages. Hackett received a B.A. in English at Marywood University, and later on, earned a M.A. in religion at Columbia University and a Ph.D. in languages and cultures of Asia at  the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

 

Preston Miles is professor of chemistry at Centre College, where he has taught since 1981. He has held the Walkup Professorship of Chemistry since 1997 and has served as chair of the natural science program. Miles has developed a number of successful grant proposals on behalf of the sciences at Centre. He holds a B.A. from Centre and earned a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at the University of Kentucky.

 

 

by Centre College News
April 24, 2017