Centre College announces faculty promotions
DANVILLE, KY -- Five Centre College professors have received recent promotions. Stephanie Dew, assistant professor of biology, was granted tenure by vote of the college board of trustees. Beth Glazier-McDonald, Sheldon Tapley and Steve Powell were promoted from associate professor to the rank of full professor, and Chalene Helmuth was promoted from assistant to associate professor.
Dew holds a bachelor's degree from Centre and earned a doctorate at Vanderbilt University. She joined the Centre faculty in 1994 and has scholarly expertise in biomolecular architecture and biochemical pathways. She frequently collaborates with students on advanced research, and she has coordinated the John C. Young Scholars program at Centre, as well as college nominations for Fulbright Scholarships.
Glazier-McDonald, who has taught at Centre since 1988, is a graduate of George Washington University. She holds master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago. A scholar of the Hebrew bible, along with the Old and New Testaments, Glazier-McDonald recently completed two years as holder of an endowed chair at Centre funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tapley is a nationally recognized artist whose paintings are held in museum, academic, corporate, and private collections across the United States. A member of the Centre faculty since 1983, he has a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Nebraska.
Powell is an internationally known glass blower whose work will appear in the upcoming "Millennium Glass" exhibition in Louisville. He was one of eight American artists chosen for the prestigious Venezio Aperto Vetro in Venice. Powell has a bachelor's degree from Centre and a master of fine arts degree from Louisiana State University. He began teaching at Centre in 1983.
Helmuth, who has taught at Centre since 1995, is the author of a book on Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes. She holds a bachelor's degree from Asbury College and a master's in Spanish and a doctoral degree in Spanish American literature from the University of Kentucky.
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