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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
Jacob re-joined the Student Life staff in July of 2012 having previously been in the position of Area Coordinator in 2009-2010. Originally from Louisville, Ky., Jacob graduated from Centre in 2009 and completed his master’s degree in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University where he served as a Graduate Hall Director. Jacob assumes the position of Director of Residence Life in the recruitment, training, and supervision of the RA staff and in the development of the programming initiatives that occur in the residence halls.
Staff Congress Representative
2013 — 2016
Ravi Radhakrishnan joined Centre College in 2012 as Assistant Professor of Economics.
Prior to joining Centre College, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University. His research interests lie in the area of economic growth and political economy. He teaches a variety of classes at Centre College including macroeconomic analysis, economic growth, international trade, and Money & Banking.
He received is Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech., and a bachelor’s and master’s in economics from Delhi University, India.
File last updated: 1/18/17
Mark Rasmussen is Charles J. Luellen Professor of English at Centre College, where he has taught since 1989.
His teaching responsibilities at the college encompass courses in medieval and Renaissance literature (including Chaucer, Arthurian literature, Spenser, and Shakespeare), literary criticism and theory, and the history of the English language, as well as the British literature survey and first-year humanities. He says that his greatest challenges, and greatest pleasures, as a teacher come from encouraging students to connect with the literature of earlier periods, and helping them to become better writers.
A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard, Rasmussen has published essays and given papers on a wide variety of medieval and Renaissance topics. His recent publications include “Shakespeare and the Critics: Rhetoric, Form, Aesthetics,” in The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare (2016), as well as a critical introduction, “Jill Mann’s Patience,” to Life in Words (2014), the collected essays of the distinguished medievalist Jill Mann, a volume that he edited. Rasmussen’s other edited collection, Renaissance Literature and Its Formal Engagements (2002), has had a lasting impact within its field, renewing attention to questions of form in English Renaissance literature. His current project is a study of poetic complaint from classical antiquity to the Renaissance.
Rasmussen has been a faculty leader, having served the College as director of writing, chair of the English program and the John C. Young Scholars committee, and having chaired the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Standards during a two-year process of curriculum reform. In 2001-02, 2005-06, and 2014-15 he directed Centre’s study abroad program in Strasbourg, France, and he served as co-director of the London program in spring 2009. From 2010 to 2013 he served a three-year term as chair of the Humanities Division. He has received the Kirk award for teaching excellence, twice been named a Centre Scholar, was awarded a Stodghill Research Professorship in 2009, and was named Charles J. Luellen Professor of English in 2012. He is also on the faculty of the Sewanee School of Letters.
In addition to his B.A. from Harvard, Rasmussen holds an M.A. from Harvard, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, and he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
photo © Mary Stafford
File last updated: 10/12/16
EXPERT: Renaissance literature — Spenser and Chaucer — Shakespeare — History of language — Expository writing
Teaching responsibilities in British literature, medieval and Renaissance periods especially, including Chaucer, Arthurian literature, Spenser, and Shakespeare, as well as the history of the English language, literary theory, and general humanities courses. Special expertise in Chaucer, Arthurian literature, Shakespeare, and Renaissance literature. Published essays on a variety of medieval and Renaissance topics, as well as edited collection Renaissance Literature and Its Formal Engagements (2002). Most recent publication, chapter on “Complaints and Daphnaïda” in the Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser, forthcoming. Prior work experience in freelance writing and public relations.
Milton Reigelman has filled many roles at Centre, including serving as Acting President (1997-98), but for more than thirty-five years has primarily been known as a professor of American literature and humanities at the College. At different times during this period he has also overseen admissions and financial aid, student life, development, planning, alumni affairs, the Norton Center for the Arts, and communications.
In 1988, the Louisville Courier-Journal named him one of the three “toughest professors” in Kentucky. At Centre he has won the Rookie of the Year award, the Eric Mount student appreciation award, and the David Hughes Outstanding Professor award two times; has twice chaired the division of humanities and been the Associate Dean; was named the N.E.H. Distinguished Professor of Humanities; and was elected president of Phi Beta Kappa. He has served as president of many local organizations, including the Boyle County Public Library, the Rotary Club, and Anaconda: the Danville Literary and Social Club, founded in 1839.
He lectured on American culture as the US government Senior Fulbright Professor at the University of Warsaw in Communist Poland for one year and Kiev University in the Ukraine for a half-year. He currently directs the College’s Center for Global Citizenship after directing the Centre abroad programs in Strasbourg and London several times. In this country he has been a Captain in Army Intelligence, worked for The Washington Post, studied at Yale and U.N.C. in N.E.H. seminars, and been Dean of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program for fourteen years. During 2007-2009 he coordinated a series of Energizing Kentucky conferences for Berea, Centre, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville.
In 2007 he co-chaired the International Melville/Conrad Conference in Poland that featured 100 leading scholars from 22 countries. With his Polish co-editor Pawel Jedrzejko, he has recently published two books (Secret Sharers in 2011 and Hearts of Darkness in 2010) that bring together innovative Melville essays from scholars around the world. Earlier in his career he published The Midland: A Venture in Literary Regionalism and co-edited The Danville Quarterly. The subjects of his other publications include Henry James, Faulkner, T. S. Eliot, Emerson, George Eliot, Ed McClanahan, and John LeCarre.
Dr. Reigelman has a B.A. in philosophy from William & Mary, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He first did graduate work in English at Johns Hopkins University.
File last updated: 8/6/13
EXPERT: Governor’s Scholars Programs — Overseas programs at colleges and universities — Broad-based humanities programs — Herman Melville and Moby Dick
A widely experienced and much-honored professor of English and the humanities who has crossed over into top administrative posts in strategic planning, international study, and external affairs. Acting president during 1997-98. Twice a Fulbright lecturer abroad (the University of Warsaw in Poland and Kiev University
in the Ukraine). A year in France directing Centre’s residential overseas program in Strasbourg. Publisher
and co-founder of the Danville Quarterly from 1974-77.
Peggy Richey is Ewing T. Boles Professor of Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.
Richey’s primary area of research interest involves the identification of novel chemical inhibitors of bacteria. She has engaged her Centre students in collaborative research on several research projects. Richey also has actively encouraged her students to pursue off-campus research projects, helping them earn placements with short-term or summer projects at major university laboratories throughout the United States.
Richey has published her research in academic journals including Phytopathology, Journal of Bacteriology, and Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology.
A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kentucky, Richey also holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in plant pathology from UK.
File last updated:1/14/14
Biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology of plant disease; the identification of novel chemical inhibitors of bacteria — Long-term research on the testing of chemicals for antibacterial activity against a range of bacteria — Undergraduate science education and research
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Krista graduated from Centre in 1999 with a B.A. in history. She went on to complete a Masters of Public Administration at the University of Kentucky’s Martin School in 2005. Prior to returning to Centre, Krista spent eight years with The Council of State Governments in Lexington, Ky. As the National Leadership Center Coordinator at CSG, Krista managed a nationally renowned leadership development program for state government officials, the Toll Fellowship Program. Krista and her husband, Adam Johnson ’97 live in Danville with their five year old daughter, Campbell. In her spare time Krista serves as the assistant track and field coach at Boyle County High School and enjoys reading, running and traveling.
Andrew Roche joined Centre’s faculty in 2009. He is associate professor of philosophy, has served as chair of the philosophy program, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2012. He taught previously at the University of Oklahoma and Wheaton College.
His areas of specialization include Kant (theoretical philosophy), early modern philosophy, and philosophy of mind.
Roche received a B.A. in philosophy and French from Amherst College, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University.
File last updated: 8/27/15
Bruce Rodenborn joined Centre as assistant professor of physics in 2014.
He received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Missouri, a B.S. and Ph.D. in physics from University of Texas at Austin.
Brian Rogers joined the Centre College faculty in 2016 as instructor of economics.
In addition to owning two businesses, his professional experience includes over 15 years in small business and international franchise development. He has worked both in the United States and internationally, developing best practices for small and medium businesses in developing countries. His research interests include fundamental analysis, balance sheet issues and international financial reporting.
Rogers earned a B.S. and an M.S. in accounting from the University of Kentucky.
EXPERT: Leadership — Civic engagement — College and university administration — Katrina recovery efforts — Collegiate athletics — Civility (public and otherwise) — Higher education finance
President of Centre College since 1998. A veteran of administrative work at Centre, the University of Richmond, and Miami University. Former Academic All-America football player at Ohio University.
Interested in themes of student leadership, community service, and the scholar-athlete.
Assists in the development, design, and maintenance of the College’s website, and provides editorial support for admission publications.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., John moved to Danville in 2003 and worked as a web design consultant before joining the staff at Centre in 2008. He has a B.S. degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh, where he held several jobs over the years. John also worked various computer-related positions at a healthcare company. In his spare time, he enjoys physical fitness, creating artwork, cooking, songwriting, recording original music, playing piano/keyboards, and performing with his musical duo The Sunspots.