Centre College Directory
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Danville, KY 40422
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Monday – Friday, excluding College holidays
Núria Sabaté joined Centre’s faculty in 2007. She is associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies.
She earned a B.A. and M.A. in philology and Romance languages at the Universitat de Lleida in Catalonia and studied abroad in Italy and France. She received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Hispanic studies from the University of Kentucky.
Sabaté’s interests include 20th-century Latin American literature with a focus on Argentina. She was awarded a NEH grant to participate in a summer seminar in Brazil in 2013.
File last updated: 9/11/15
Milton Scarborough is professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at Centre College.
Scarborough is author of Myth and Modernity: Postcritical Reflections (State University of New York Press, 1994). The book evaluates modern hostility to myth and shows its presence in the most sophisticated products of philosophy and science. His book, Comparative Theories of Nonduality: The Search for a Middle Way (Continuum, 2009) uses both phenomenology and Hebrew pre-philosophical ideas to modify Buddhism’s middle way in epistemology and ontology for Western consumption.
In addition to his teaching and scholarly interests in myth and the human imagination, Scarborough has taught world religions, Buddhist thought, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, and phenomenology. He has received study grants and fellowships from the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He also writes articles on myth and Buddhist-Christian dialogue.
Scarborough has been active in a wide range of community ventures, volunteering his time for Scouting, Habitat for Humanity, social services agencies, and electoral politics.
A graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A. in English), Scarborough holds a bachelor of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Christianity and culture from Duke University.
To read Scarborough’s 2010 “Report from Jurassic Park,” click here.
File last updated: 10/13/15
Robert Schalkoff selected as inaugural director of the Lincoln Scholars Program
Posted by Centre News March 7, 2016
Centre College literally searched the world for a director of its new Lincoln Scholars Program and hired an accomplished academic and administrator from Yamaguchi Prefectural University (YPU) in Japan.
Robert Schalkoff, who currently oversees YPU’s Program for the Development of Global Talent and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Intercultural Studies, will begin his new duties at Centre on July 5, 2016.
The hire matches perfectly with the nature of Centre’s newest premier scholarship program, according to President John A. Roush.
“The donors specified that this prestigious scholarship be offered to students who possess the capacity and deep desire to change the world,” Roush said, “and we are fortunate to have found in Robert someone with a truly global perspective.”
Schalkoff couldn’t be happier about his selection.
“I am grateful for the opportunity not only to become a member of the Centre community but also to engage in the rewarding activity of building a program of lasting significance at an institution I know and respect,” Schalkoff said.
“The challenge and promise of this endeavor are very exciting,” he added, “and I am prepared to devote all my energy to working with this extraordinary group of students and building the program into national prominence.”
Schalkoff brings nearly 20 years experience in higher education to this appointment, the last six of which he served as director of two university-wide programs, and more than 25 years of international experience. More…
Jacky graduated from Centre in 2002 with a B.A. in English and history, and she completed her master’s degree in higher education administration at the University of Kentucky in 2008. Prior to accepting the position of Director of Annual Giving in September 2009, Jacky served as the Director of Alumni Affairs for six years. She also helped to direct the College’s strategic planning efforts as Planning Associate. Before returning to Centre in 2003, Jacky served as the Associate Director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association. Jacky and her husband, Rob, live in Danville.
Christine Shannon retired in 2016 as emerita professor of mathematics and computer science at Centre College, where she had been honored with her designation as the Haggin Professor of Science since 1997.
A member of the Centre faculty since 1989, Shannon had 17 years of prior college teaching experience and became the first person ever hired at Centre at the rank of full professor. She has served as chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics.
Shannon received a rigorous and classical training in mathematics in her undergraduate and doctoral work, then chose to return for advanced study in computer science. She is interested in applying core mathematics concepts to problem solving using computer science. She has teaching and research interests in applied mathematics, design of algorithms, and programming languages. She regularly collaborates with students in research, including a recent project in programming Lego robots.
Shannon has published articles in academic journals including the Pacific Journal of Mathematics, the Houston Journal of Mathematics, and The Journal of Computers and Graphics.
She is a member of the Mathematical Association of America, who honored her with a 1998 Distinguished Service Award. She is also a member of the American Mathematical Society and the Association for Computing Machinery.
Shannon is a summa cum laude graduate of Marygrove College (B.S.) and holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Purdue University, as well as an M.S. in computer science from the University of Kentucky.
File last updated: 6/1/16
EXPERT: Systems analysis — Programming language — Women and computing — Applied mathematics — Design of algorithms
A classically trained mathematician who returned to graduate school for advanced study in computer science. Teaching and research interests in systems analysis and operations research, as well as functional analysis, applied mathematics, and the design of algorithms. Regularly collaborates with students in research, including recent project investigating data trees. Articles in academic journals including the Pacific Journal of Mathematics and the Houston Journal of Mathematics.
Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production, minor in Folk Studies, from Western Kentucky University, 1992.
Todd provides planning, setup, and maintenance for campus events requiring technology. He also is in charge of video production required for special events on campus and providing support to the student media lab. He also directs student workers in the media lab and during the support of campus events.
Todd enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, biking, and exploring. Down time includes reading, films, and being nostalgic. He is an independent filmmaker with two of his close friends and loves hitting the festival circuit and entertaining audiences. His films are available for viewing at http://www.walksoftlyfilms.com.
Shayna Sheinfeld joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as visiting assistant professor of religion. She is a scholar in Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianity, and in Judaism.
Sheinfeld’s research interests include apocalypses (ancient and modern), the afterlives of biblical narratives and themes, especially in popular culture, and historical constructions of ancient Jewish communities.
At Centre, she teaches courses on Jewish and Christian scripture, non-canonical texts, Judaism, apocalypses and dystopian literature, Women in the Ancient World, and martyrdom.
Sheinfeld earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from DePaul University, an M.T.S. with a joint major in Scripture and Interpretation and in Jewish Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Early Judaism at McGill University.
File last updated 9/19/16
Karen joined the Norton Center team in February of 1999. Before that, she retired with twenty years of service in the United States Air Force. She, her husband and their three children moved to Danville after visiting family and falling in love with Kentucky and the area. While at the Norton Center, her duties have included assisting the box office, processing and maintaining the Norton Center calendar, and processing purchase orders, bills, deposits and credit card statements. Karen also coordinates outside events at the Norton Center including Centre College activities, weddings, conferences and meetings. Karen received her degree in Business Management from Texas Lutheran University while serving in the military.
Chelsea is a 2015 Centre graduate from Louisville, KY with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. As a Student Life Coordinator, Chelsea co-advises the Student Government Association, manages the Campus Center reservation system, assists in Campus Activities programming, and supervises the Campus Center student staff. While at Centre, Chelsea served as the Panhellenic Council President, was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, assisted her advisor with research in the Psychology department and studied abroad in Israel.
KatieAnn Skogsberg joined Centre’s faculty in 2008. She is an associate professor of psychobiology, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2013.
Before coming to Centre, Skogsberg taught courses in psychology at Northwestern University, where she earned both her M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology: brain, behavior, and cognition.
Her research interests include individual and group differences in visual attention abilities, and the efficacy of behavioral and biofeedback training for enhancing attentional abilities and the remediation of attentional deficits.Her collaborative research focuses on the use of electroencephalography (EEG) to study patterns of brain activity related to attention, and performance on visual attention tasks, specifically the effects of energy drinks on VATs, and also the effects of concussions on VATs. Her work also includes survey research on concussion knowledge and what motivates athletes to return to play after sustaining a concussion. To read more about Skogsberg’s research go to Centre College research on energy drinks creates buzz and Athletes not willing to report concussions, say RICE presentation researchers.
She graduated from Boise State University with a B.A. in theatre arts and a B.S. in psychology, with a biology minor.
File last updated: 8/27/15
Mike, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, joined the counseling department in August of 2015. Mike received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brescia University in 1999 and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005. Mike has 15 years experience in mental health counseling, most recently with KVC Kentucky Behavioral Health where he worked as a mental health therapist and clinical supervisor. Mike also worked as a school counselor at Fort Logan Alternative School in Lincoln County and at Boyle County High School.
Iulia Sprinceana joined Centre as assistant professor of Spanish in 2014.
Her teaching and research interests include Spanish language and culture, 20th and 21st century peninsular Spanish theater, 19th and 21st century peninsular Spanish literature, and performance theory.
She received a B.A. in economics and Spanish from Middlebury College, and a Ph.D. in romance languages and literatures at the University of California in Berkeley.
Tara Strauch joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of history. Her fields of interest include America to 1877, the American Revolution, religious culture, political culture, identity, and the Atlantic world.
She received a B.A. in history and classical languages from The College of Wooster, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of South Carolina.
Daniel Stroup has taught at Centre College since 1976 and was named the Lively Professor of Government and Law in 2005.
Stroup’s teaching and research interests encompass American political history, the judicial process, the legislative process, and The Civil Rights Movement in America. Along with Professor Bill Garriott, Stroup teaches a unique government course that simulates the U.S. Congress. Centre students have the opportunity to play the roles of congressmen in the House of Representatives, cabinet members, lobbyists or journalists, and one student portrays the President. Stroup also teaches a seminar on the history of The Civil Rights Movement.
Stroup has published articles in journals including Valparaiso Law Review and PS: Political Science and Politics, as well as a segment of The Kentucky Encyclopedia.
Stroup graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton (B.A.) and holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in government from the University of Virginia.
In the greater Danville community, he has been active in the parents association of the Danville Montessori School, and Citizens Concerned for Human Relations, a local group that focuses on race relations.
File last updated: 8/8/13
EXPERT: American political history — The judicial process — The legislative process — The Civil Rights movement in America — The Supreme Court
Teaching and research interests encompass American political history, the judicial process, the legislative process, and the Civil Rights movement in America. Team teaches (with professor William Garriott) a government course that simulates the U.S. Congress. Has published articles in journals including Valparaiso Law Review and PS: Political Science and Politics, as well as a segment of The Kentucky Encyclopedia.