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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.
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch)
Monday – Friday, excluding College holidays
Mark Galatowitsch joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of biology.
His research focuses on the strategies aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates use to exploit dynamic environments. Galatowitsch uses a combination of extensive field surveys, field and laboratory experiments, and population genetics to test hypotheses in ecology and evolution. He has studied life-histories of generalist aquatic insects that exist across New Zealand permanent lakes and unpredictable temporary ponds, mass mayfly nymph migrations from Georgia river channels to seasonal floodplain wetlands, and leafhopper behavioral responses to predatory birds in Costa Rica. He enjoys mentoring research students keen to study entomology, freshwater ecology, and applied environmental science topics.
Galatowitsch received a B.S. in biology from Allegheny College, an M.S. in entomology from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Canterbury.
File last updated 9/14/15
Lidia is an AmeriCorps VISTA worker within the Center for Teaching and Learning. She encourages and assists faculty in the development of community-based learning (CBL) initiatives within courses at Centre College. She serves as a liaison between campus and the College’s community partners, assessing the needs in the community and figuring out how Centre can help address those needs. Rebecca provides ongoing support, planning, and evaluation for all CBL courses.
Professor Emeritus Bill Garriott joined the Centre faculty in 1970 and retired in 2010. In 2005 he was named the John Marshall Harlan Professor of Government. His teaching responsibilities included the Introduction to Politics course and advanced courses in American politics. He was government program chair and faculty advisor for Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honorary society. He served as President of the Faculty, and from 1972 to 1981 was an assistant baseball coach. He twice served as president of the Kentucky Political Science Association, and in 2014 received the Distinguished Political Scientist Award from that organization.
A 1966 graduate of Centre, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Centre, he spent a year in the Tennessee Office of Urban and Federal Affairs as a planner working with the Appalachian Regional Development Program.
In his professional writing, he has explored American political culture and socialization, the American presidency, media politics, state and local government, public administration, public finance, teaching political science, and baseball. One of his last projects resulted in “George Bush, the ‘Rally Effect’, and the Partisan Popular Press,” coauthored by a student, Michael Douglas, which won the David Hughes Award for the best paper presented at the 2007 Kentucky Political Science Association meeting.
To read Garriott’s 20 Questions profile, click here.
File last updated: 3/14/14
May 26, 2015
As of June 1, 2015 Centre Athletics will be adding a familiar face to its team when 2006 Centre graduate Andrew Gavin returns to his alma mater as the Associate Athletic Director for Advancement and External Relations.
As the first person to serve in the newly created position, Gavin will fill a wide array of roles within Centre’s athletic department. While the primary function is to work with the athletic director in developing relationships to increase fundraising success, Gavin will also oversee the expansion of Centre’s sports information and multimedia efforts and serve as a liaison with the admissions office in regards to the recruitment of student athletes. Gavin will also have various event management duties, as well as the oversight of the college’s various sports camps.
“Centre College holds a special place in my heart,” Gavin said. “This position provides me a great platform to give back to the college’s campus community, student-athletes, alumni base and supportive stakeholders.”
Gavin comes to Centre after five years at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he served most recently as the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Video Services. In that role, Gavin oversaw all communications efforts for Green Bay’s 16 Division I sports and the content on the department’s website. Additionally, he served as primary contact and sport administrator for selected sports, and was a color analyst on men’s basketball broadcasts.
Gavin will not only have the opportunity to return to his alma mater, but will also have a chance to reconnect with Brad Fields, Centre’s Director of Athletics and Recreation. After graduating from Centre, Gavin began his career in collegiate athletic administration working under Fields at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
With nearly 10 years of experience in collegiate athletic administration, Gavin also served in athletic communications roles at USC Aiken from 2006-2008 and at the University of Central Florida from 2008-2010 before arriving at Green Bay. A 2006 Centre graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics and government, Gavin was a two-year member of the basketball team and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity during his time in Danville, serving as President in 2005-06.
“Ashley and I are extremely excited to return to Kentucky, and we look forward to reconnecting with the Centre family and the Danville community,” Gavin added. “I am honored to be joining the athletics department at a very exciting time for Colonel Athletics, and I am grateful to Dr. Roush and Brad Fields for the opportunity. They are both great leaders, and it will be an honor to work alongside them in this capacity.”
Karin Gill joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as visiting assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience, becoming assistant professor in 2016.
Her research interests include the investigation of sex hormones and their role in drug abuse and dependence, particularly how sex hormones affect brain mechanisms when exposed to psychostimulants in female Japanese quail.
Gill received a B.S. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, an M.S. and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology: behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology from the University of Kentucky.
Beth Glazier-McDonald is professor of religion at Centre College. She has taught at Centre since 1988. She has held the Stodghill Professorship in Social Studies since its inception in 2004. In 2016, she completed a five-year term as associate dean.
A scholar of the Hebrew Bible and biblical literature, Glazier-McDonald was a contributing author to Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible, Women in Scripture and Women’s Bible Commentary. She has also written widely on the prophet Malachi. She served as a scholar-in-residence and guest speaker at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington, giving a series of lectures on topics including wisdom literature of the Bible, the tower of Babel story, and the Book of Job. Glazier-McDonald also has served as scholar-in-residence at Keneseth Israel Congregation in Allentown, Pa.
Glazier-McDonald and a fellow Centre professor, Thomas McCollough, have co-authored scholarly articles that have appeared in Atiqot and The Journal of Roman Archaeology. The articles evaluate and discuss rare amulets, estimated to be around 2000 years old, unearthed by McCollough and his students on an archaeological team at Sepphoris in Israel.
An outstanding classroom teacher, Glazier-McDonald has said she wants her students to understand the “exquisite tension” of Bible stories. In her teaching she tries to root biblical passages in their original context.
Glazier-McDonald is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of George Washington University and earned her M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Chicago. She served as assistant professor of religious studies at The Pennsylvania State University before coming to Centre.
File last updated: 8/6/13
EXPERT: Biblical studies and Biblical history — The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and Hebraic literature — World religions: Judaism and Islam — New Testament studies — Ancient languages
A scholar of the Hebrew bible and biblical literature. Expert on ancient languages. Contributing author to Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible. Served as a scholar-in-residence and guest speaker at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington, giving a series of lectures on topics including wisdom literature of the Bible, the tower of Babel story, and the Book of Job.
A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Vickie began working at Centre in 1997. She worked as Division III secretary and as communications assistant before joining the development staff in 2001.
Staff Congress Representative
2013 — 2016
Mary Kay began working at Centre in 1992. In charge of the database that keeps the Development office running, Mary Kay manages geographic reports, mailing data, and the annual fund summaries. She is also one of the driving forces behind the annual Donor Report. In her free time, Mary Kay enjoys going to the lake, her two dogs, and arguing with the vast number of Duke fans in the office about UK basketball.
Aaron Godlaski joined Centre’s faculty in 2012 as an assistant professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Kentucky, where he studied alcohol and human behavior. Following the completion of his dissertation, he interned at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., specializing in clinical health psychology and outpatient psychotherapy.
Godlaski’s research interests include the effects of mindfulness meditation on cognitive and physiological processes, and the effects of alcohol on human behavior. He is also interested in pedagogical innovations associated with meditation and other contemplative practices, and how such practices can enrich the lives of students.
File last updated: 2/19/16
Jennifer Goetz joined the Centre College faculty in 2011. She is associate professor of psychology and was awarded a Stodghill Research Professorship in 2014. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Goetz taught at Middlebury College.
Goetz is a social and cultural psychologist who specializes in emotional experience and expression, cultural values, and Chinese culture. Her research on compassion, expression of positive emotions, and the influence of social class and power on emotional experience have appeared Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Science, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. She has published chapters on cultural influences on mixed emotions and self-conscious emotions and wrote the introductory chapter of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Compassion Science. In her previous research, Dr. Goetz studied human-robot interaction to examine how humans anthropomorphize robots.
Goetz teaches a variety of upper-level courses in psychology including Cultural Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, and Psychology of Race and Ethnicity. She also enthusiastically teaches Experimental Methods and mentors students in independent research.
She earned a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in information and decision systems from Carnegie Mellon University. Somewhere in between that she spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa.
File last updated: 9/7/16
Amanda, a Danville native, joined Centre College in August 2008. She attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem North Carolina where she earned her BA in psychology and a minor in French. She then received her MA as a physician assistant from the University of Kentucky. Amanda comes to us from Kentucky Clinic in Adolescent Medicine where she has been for the previous two years. She also worked in several emergency rooms as a physician assistant.
Ann, a Danville native, joined Centre College as a counselor September 2013. She assumed the role of Director of Counseling in the fall of 2015. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1998 and her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. Ann has experience as a mental health counselor at a community mental health center, a rape crisis/domestic violence agency, and an intensive in-home family services program. Prior to Centre, she worked for several non-profit agencies and in 2001 served as an international volunteer in Nicaragua. Ann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Elizabeth works with Centre leadership to secure grants that help the college achieve its goals in curriculum development, capital improvements, endowed scholarships and other strategic areas. Prior to coming to Centre, Elizabeth worked at Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Berea as a project manager and at Alltech in Nicholasville and in Ireland and Asia in marketing. Elizabeth received her M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 2001 and her B.A. in history from Princeton University in 1993. She is married and has one son. In her free time, Elizabeth loves to be outdoors, visit museums, enjoy a laugh with friends, or read a good book.