Centre College Directory


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Telephone Number:

The main telephone number for Centre College is 859.238.5200. Calls to this number will be routed to the appropriate extension. In an after-hours emergency, call 859.236.4357.

Mailing Address:

Centre College
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422


Office Hours:

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch)
Monday – Friday, excluding College holidays




Jonathon Earle

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Assistant Professor of History • Chair of African and African American Studies Program History Address Crounse Hall—436 Phone: 859.238.5941

Jonathon Earle joined Centre’s faculty in 2012 as visiting assistant professor of history. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in religion and theology, respectively, he completed his doctoral studies in history at the University of Cambridge. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2016.

At Cambridge, he facilitated tutorials, lectures, and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level, teaching on the history of modern Africa and historical methodology. He currently teaches an introductory part of the Development of the Modern World and an upper-level seminar on historical argument and practice. Earle further offers upper-level courses on African history, mentors students in independent research on African history, and leads a study abroad course in Uganda and Rwanda.

In broad terms, Earle’s current research focuses on global intellectual history and the history of political thought in colonial Uganda. He uses private and institutional archives to explore how local activists rework local histories through colonial literacy. His recent work has been published in the Journal of Eastern African Studies. His book, Political Thought and Historical Imagination in Colonial Buganda, is forthcoming (2016). Earle has also worked closely with the development of Uganda’s archival landscapes; and is beginning a new project on the history and practice of terrorism and security in Africa.

Email: jonathon.earle@centre.edu

File last updated: 2/14/16

Marsha Edelen

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Secretary Address Centre College Parsons Student Health Center Phone: 859.238.5530

Marsha Edelen is the secretary at Parsons Student Health Center. She has been with Centre since 1998. She assists our professional staff at the student health center. Marsha is available to answer questions about student health care including immunization records, women’s health clinic, doctor’s clinics, travel clinics, and more.


Staff Congress Representative (2011 — 2014)

Edified Center for Connected Campuses

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Address Centre College 851 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Website: http://www.centre.edu/campus-life/student-life/campus-map/facilities/edified-center-for-connected-campuses/

In the summer of 2013, GC3 became EC3, or the Edified Center for Connected Campuses, to align the initiative with Connected Nation’s new P-20 education division that launched earlier that summer. Edified focuses on accelerating deployment of the latest technology, including tablets and mobile devices, to schools across the nation as a way of preparing students for the technological demands of the future.

Sara Egge

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Assistant Professor of History History Address Crounse Hall—432 Phone: 859.238.5732

Sara Egge joined Centre’s faculty in 2012 as an assistant professor of history. She was named a Centre Scholar in 2015, a two-year appointment recognizing teaching excellence, scholarship, and contributions to the Centre community.

Egge’s research interests include gender, ethnicity, and rurality in the American Midwest, historical constructions of political representation and citizenship, and historical intersections of agriculture, food production, hunting, and the environment.

At Centre, Egge teaches courses in late 19th- and early 20th-century American history, gender and women’s history, food history, and environmental history.

Egge has a B.A. in history and Spanish, and a B.S. in history education from North Dakota State University. She received her M.A. in history and Ph.D. in agricultural history and rural studies from Iowa State University, where she studied the woman suffrage movement in the Midwest.

Email: sara.egge@centre.edu

File last updated: 06/05/15

Nicolás Eilbaum

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Sociology Address Office: Crounse Hall - 460B Phone: 859.238.6044

Nicolás Eilbaum joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as visiting assistant professor of sociology.

His research interests include international migration; sociology of education; race and ethnicity; economic sociology; and social inequality.

Eilbaum earned B.A.s in economics and sociology at the University of Buenos Aires, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Cornell University.

Email: nicolas.eilbaum@centre.edu

File last updated 9/2/15

Neil Andrew Eklund

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Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Mathematics Phone: 859.238.5405

Neil Eklund is professor emeritus of mathematics at Centre College, where he taught since 1974.

Eklund’s teaching load has included courses on statistics, analytic geometry, calculus, differential equations, and numerical analysis. He has published papers including “Generalized Parabolic Functions using the Perron-Wiener-Brelot Method.” Eklund has presented talks on how calculators calculate. He recently published a paper titled “t-Probabilities as Finite Sums” in The College Mathematics Journal.

In addition to mathematics, Eklund is interested in the environment and wildlife. He is an avid birdwatcher and, along with his wife Virginia, often has organized the annual Audubon Christmas bird count for the Danville area.

Eklund received his B.S. from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1963, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University before coming to Centre.

Email: neil.eklund@centre.edu

File last updated: 5/2/13

Brian Ellis M.D.

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Attending Physician Address Centre College Parsons Student Health Center

Dr. Ellis was raised in Benton, Kentucky, and is a graduate of Marshall County High School and a 1986 graduate of Centre College. He attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia in Atlanta, graduating in 1990. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Virginia-Chief Resident in 1993. Dr. Ellis then moved to Danville and joined Danville Family Physicians. Dr. Ellis is also the team physician for Centre Athletics.

Crystal Ellis

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Reference Crounse Hall, Grace Doherty Library Phone: 859.238.5277

Hannah Ellis

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Assistant Technical Director Address Centre College Norton Center for the Arts Grant Hall 209 Phone: 859.238.5442

Helen Emmitt

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J. Rice Cowan Professor of English • Chair of the English Program English Address Crounse Hall—426 Phone: 859.238.5247

Helen Emmitt joined Centre College in August of 2002 as an associate professor and now serves as J. Rice Cowan Professor of English. She has been a Centre Scholar, an NEH Professor, and a recipient of the Kirk Award for excellence in Teaching.

Her scholarly work focuses on modern and contemporary poetry. Recent articles include “Rhyming Hope and History: Medbh McGuckian’s Recent Poetry,” “Forgotten Memories and Unheard Rhythms: H.D.’s Poetics as a Response to Male Modernism” and “’The One Free Foot Kicking under the White Sheet of His-tory’: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s Uncanny Landscapes.” She is working on a book on contemporary Irish poetry.

Emmitt earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and did her undergraduate work at Bryn Mawr College.

Email: helen.emmitt@centre.edu

Anne Evans

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Assistant Director of Residence Life Address Centre College Student Life Office Residence Life Office, Nevin Hall Phone: 859.238.5477

Anne joined Centre’s student life staff in July of 2015 after working in the communications office as the interim Communications Fellow.

Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Anne graduated from Centre in 2012. She then worked as an associate producer at Kentucky Educational Television before pursuing graduate studies. She received her master’s degree in Journalism in 2014 from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

As the Assistant Director of Residence Life, Anne helps recruit, train and supervise Centre’s team of Resident Assistants and Resident Directors, and she also assists in other branches of the Student Life Office.

Sonny Evans

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Facilities Manager Centre CollegeAthletics Phone: 859.238.8734