Faculty Listing

 

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Telephone

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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Mark L. Galatowitsch

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Assistant Professor of Biology Biology Address Office: Young Hall-221 Phone: 859.238.5320 Website: http://sites.google.com/site/marklgalatowitsch/
Biography

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

William C. Garriott, Jr.

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John Marshall Harlan Professor Emeritus of Government Emeritus Faculty Phone: 859.238.5305
Biography

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

Karin Gill

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Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience Behavioral Neuroscience Address Office: Young Hall-218 Phone: 859.238.6513
Biography

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

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H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Religion Academic Affairs, Religion Address Emeritus House Phone: 859.238.5205
Biography

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

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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.

Aaron Godlaski

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Assistant Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience • Dental School Advisor Psychology Address Young Hall—220 Phone: 859.238.6333
Biography

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

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Associate Professor of Psychology Psychology Address Young Hall—211 Phone: 859.238.5327
Biography

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

Mary Gulley

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Assistant Dean for Advising • ADA Coordinator • Assistant Professor of Psychology • Academic and Disability Services Academic Affairs, Psychology Address Old Centre Phone: 859.238.5223
Biography

Mary Gulley joined the faculty of Centre College in 2004 as assistant professor of psychology.

Gulley’s areas of specialty include social psychology, interpersonal communication, social and personality development, and life span development. Her research has been published in the Journal of Social Issues, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships.

Gulley holds B.A. degrees in biological sciences and psychology from Transylvania University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Louisville.

To read about Dr. Gulley’s CentreTerm course on Alfred Hitchcock, click here.

File last updated: 5/2/13

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