Faculty Listing


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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.

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600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422



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

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

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

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