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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
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Eva Cadavid joined Centre’s faculty in 2008. She is associate professor of philosophy.
Before coming to Centre, Cadavid taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and also taught as an adjunct instructor at the Eastman School of Music.
She graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in philosophy and a B.S. in chemistry. She earned her master’s in philosophy from the University of Rochester and her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and can read fluently in French and Ancient Greek.
File last updated: 8/6/13
Laura Chinchilla joined Centre in 2015 as assistant professor of Spanish.
Her research and teaching interests include detective and crime fiction and film in Spanish America and Brazil; film and media studies, global genres; culture and neoliberalism; and narconarratives.
Chinchilla received a B.A. in French and Francophone studies from Louisiana State University, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in comparative and world literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
File updated 9/2/15
Karin Ciholas retired as professor of language at Centre College in 2007, where she has held the Van Winkle Professorship of Language since 1996.
Ciholas grew up in Switzerland and subsequently lived for a time in France. Fluent in French and German, she has taught languages, humanities, and literature courses at Centre since joining the faculty in 1974.
Ciholas also has played a pivotal role in establishing Centre’s programs for overseas study, doing much of the on-site work to secure facilities, office space, and other local arrangements to launch a residential program in Strasbourg, France, in 1991. That highly successful program now hosts about 50 Centre students each year. The college has parallel programs in England, Latin America, and Japan.
A veteran of administrative assignments at the college, Ciholas has been Centre’s director of international programs (1990-92) and associate dean (1983-92). She held a National Endowment for the Humanities Professorship before her 1996 appointment to the Van Winkle Professorship. She has twice been the division chair.
Ciholas’ scholarly writing includes Gide’s Art of the Fugue: A Thematic Study of Les Faux-Monnayeurs, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1974 and André Gide, published by the University of North Carolina Press. Ciholas also received the Acorn award from the KAHE as outstanding professor in Kentucky in 1999.
She does extensive creative writing and has published poems, short stories, and articles. Two of her original plays, Four Queens and One Candle in the Night, have been performed on campus.
Ciholas holds a B.A. (Matura) from the Töchterschule der Stadt Zürich, a B.A. from the University of Richmond, and has earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
File last updated: 7/8/13
Allison Connolly joined Centre’s faculty in 2007 as an assistant professor of French and was named a Centre Scholar in 2011, held an NEH endowed professorship from 2014-16, and in 2009 she received the Kirk Teaching Award.
Before coming to Centre, Connolly was a teaching fellow and course coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she taught English at L’Universite de Montpellier III.
She graduated summa cum laude from Hollins University with a B.A. in French and Spanish. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in French and Francophone literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
File last updated: 8/5/13
In 2005, Brian Cooney was named Stodghill Professor of Philosophy at Centre College, where he has taught since 1980. In 2009, he received the Kirk Teaching Award.
Cooney has pursued research in the field of philosophical psychology and the mind/brain relationship. He is the author of A Hylomorphic Theory of Mind, published by Peter Lang Inc. in 1992.
He has edited and provided commentary for an anthology of readings in the philosophy of mind entitled The Place of Mind from Wadsworth Publishing Company (1999). His latest book is Posthumanity—Thinking Philosophically about the Future from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2004). It deals with the ways in which future technology will enable us to alter our minds and bodies
Cooney holds a B.A. in classics and philosophy from Saint Louis University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from McGill University.
File last updated: 5/2/13
Willie Costley is assistant professor of Spanish. He joined Centre’s faculty in 2013.
His research interests include U.S. Latina/o literature, border studies, nativism, visual culture, digital humanities, and new media studies. His dissertation analyzes how vigilante organizations circulate anti-immigrant rhetoric on the Internet and how their messages influence representations of immigrants in the “old media.” He is currently investigating the shift of the anti-immigrant movement from dedicated websites to social media platforms and the resurgence of vigilante groups along the Texas-Mexico border.
Costley received a B.A. in Spanish and English from Centre College, an M.A. in Spanish from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of Arizona.
File last updated: 9/4/13
Bill Crummett is professor of physics, emeritus at Centre College. He came to the College in 1987 after teaching at the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and retired in 2014.
Crummett is co-author of University Physics: Models and Applications, a physics textbook published in 1994 by the William C. Brown company. His co-author is Art Western of Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Crummett and Western also collaborated to develop the Sonic Ranger, a piece of equipment that greatly aids student physics laboratories by providing a way to link an ultrasonic ranger with the graphing capabilities of a computer.
He has published articles that have appeared in The Physics Teacher and the American Journal of Physics.
Crummett graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in physics and received his Ph.D. from West Virginia University.
File last updated: 8/18/14
Brian Cusato joined Centre’s faculty in 2006 as assistant professor of psychology, and became an associate professor and Centre Scholar in 2009. In 2016, Cusato was named associate academic dean of the College.
Dr. Cusato’s research interests concern the behavioral mechanisms of learning in animals. He is most interested in adaptive specializations in learning, and the integration of biological, comparative, and evolutionary approaches to the study of learned behavior. Most of his experiments investigate how learning occurs in the sexual behavior system, and how animals learn about the species typical cues they experience during naturally occurring social interactions. This is a novel approach to the study of learning—general enough to apply across species, yet specific enough to reflect the evolutionary history and genetics of particular species and individuals. The work is revealing sex differences in learned behavior and the importance of learning in ecologically relevant social situations. Cusato’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, and findings from his experiments have been published in numerous journals including Animal Learning and Behavior, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Behavioural Processes, The International Journal of Comparative Psychology, and Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.
Cusato received a B.A. in psychology from Muhlenberg College, a master’s degree from Bucknell University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
File last updated: 8/2/13
Robyn Cutright joined Centre’s faculty in 2009. She is Charles T. Hazelrigg Associate Professor of Anthropology, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2013.
Her research interests include household archaeology, anthropology and archaeology of food and cuisine, complex societies, gender studies, paleoethnobotany, and archaeology of the Andes and coastal Peru.
Cutright received a B.A. in anthropology and Spanish from Lawrence University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.
To read about her 2012 CentreTerm course, “Pyramids & Politics: Exploring Peru’s Prehispanic Past,” click here.
To read about her 2011 CentreTerm course, “Aliens, Atlantis, and Archaeology,” click here.
To read about the 2009 archeological dig in which Dr. Cutright’s class took part, click here.
File last updated: 6/26/17