Centre College Directory
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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
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
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.
Kerry joined the communications office in 2017. Prior to Centre, she was a reporter for The Advocate-Messenger newspaper.
She received a B.A. in journalism from Asbury University in 2016. During her time at Asbury, she was on the staff of the campus newspaper, The Asbury Collegian. As part of the journalism program at Asbury, Kerry had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and report Kentucky-related stories for several Kentucky media outlets, including LEX18, Kentucky Monthly Magazine and The Jessamine Journal.
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.
Serves as the College’s chief communications officer, leading the image building and marketing efforts, and as a member of Centre’s senior administration.
Michael’s many years of professional experience is split between his work as a faculty member and administrator. He earned his Ph.D. in comparative literature at Binghamton University, SUNY, and shortly thereafter completed an NEH Summer Seminar at Yale University with the now late R.W.B. Lewis. He has taught English at Georgia Tech, campuses in the Kent State and University of Wisconsin systems, Davidson College and Wake Forest University, where he transitioned to administrative staff and began his career in communications.
Strysick served as executive director of college relations and associate vice president for institutional advancement at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. Prior to his appointment at Centre, Strysick worked as a Strategic Partner with Patton McDowell & Associates, a Charlotte-based consultancy that provides philanthropic counsel and organizational strategy.
Visualizes the Centre brand and story to internal and external audiences in support of the College’s integrated marketing efforts, and oversees the College’s Brand Standards Guide.
Tom, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been at Centre since 1993. Prior to Centre, Tom worked at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Office of Medical Communications. He received a B.F.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1991. He likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Christina Svendsen joined the Centre College faculty in 2016 as visiting assistant professor of French and German.
Her research and teaching interests include comparative modernisms, the writings of Walter Benjamin, and the intersection of literary, architectural, and critical theory.
Svendsen earned an A.B. in literature, and an A.M. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard University, and an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Virginia.
File last updated: 8/8/2016
Ellen Swanson is an assistant professor of mathematics. She joined Centre’s faculty in 2012 and was named a Centre Scholar in 2017. Before coming to Centre, Swanson was a Postdoctoral Associate at Carnegie Mellon University.
Swanson enjoys working with students to see the applicability of mathematics. She has worked with students on projects ranging from mathematically modeling Alzheimer’s Disease to better understanding the development of aneurysms. Her goal is to offer students opportunities to see connections between math and other disciplines.
Swanson graduated summa cum laude from Wittenberg University with a B.S. in mathematics. She earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from North Carolina State University.
File last updated: 10/16/13