Experts Guide — Music
Trumpet — Jazz music and history — The musician's life — The symphony orchestra — Teaching music — Music in general
Matton Professor of Music
B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music
Centre's first distinguished artist-in-residence. A renowned trumpet teacher and performer who has appeared solo and with artists such as Henry Mancini, Doc Severinsen, Pearl Bailey, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck. A master of classical and jazz playing, as well as virtuoso cornet solos. A founder of the New Columbian Brass Band, soloist with the New Sousa Band and featured soloist with the Advocate Brass Band. A soloist with many symphony orchestras, including those in Cincinnati, Buffalo, Santa Fe, Orlando and Rochester. Featured in many recordings of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
Vocal technique — Choral conducting
Stodghill Professor of Music
B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Indiana University
Scholarly background in American Literature. Has taught major American writers, African-American literature, American autobiography, and poetry. Expertise on American historian and philosopher Henry Adams.
Southern literature, including William Faulkner — Kentucky literature — Contemporary songwriting
Jobson Professor of English
B.A., Centre College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Author of The Southern Vision of Andrew Lytle (Louisiana State University Press, 1987) and editor of Home Voices: A Sampler of Southern Writing (University Press of Kentucky, 1991). Contributor to Fifty Southern Writers After 1900 (Greenwood Press, 1987) and The Companion to Southern Literature (LSU Press, 2001). Scholarly interest and expertise in Southern literature, especially Faulkner. Recipient of several teaching awards. Personal interest in Americana music.
Volcanoes — earthquakes — environmental geology — severe weather phenomena — American folk music (especially banjo and dulcimer) — inorganic chemistry.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Michigan State University; M.S., The Ohio State University;
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
Teaching and research interests: geoscience, especially volcanoes, earthquakes, and environmental geology; severe weather phenomena; inorganic chemistry. Articles in the Journal of Organometallic Chemistry and the Journal of Chemical Education. Academic interest in American folk music with performance and teaching on guitar, banjo, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, ukulele. Member of the Raggedy Robin String Band (1982-90), with one recorded album, movie and television appearances, and dozens of live performances.