Centre welcomes new faculty
RELEASED: Oct. 27, 2005
DANVILLE, KYCentre College hired 11 new full-time faculty members for the 2005- 06 academic year. "This is an extraordinary group of new faculty, bringing academic specialties and research interests to Centre that enrich our intellectual climate," says Dean John Ward. "Furthermore, many of our new professors have had international educations or experiences that reinforce the College's commitment to a global education for its students."
Gareth Barkin is assistant professor of anthropology. Barkin holds a Ph.D. and an A.M. in cultural anthropology from Washington University and a B.A. in psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His research interests include Indonesian media and its effects on audiences. Prior to joining the Centre faculty, Barkin taught at Washington University and the University of Missouri.
Jeffery Fieberg is assistant professor of chemistry. Fieberg holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. in chemical physics from Centre College. His research has focused on photochemistry. Prior to joining the Centre faculty, Fieberg taught at Georgetown College and Hillsdale College.
David Slade is assistant professor of Spanish. Slade holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Emory University, an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Kentucky, and a B.A. in Spanish and communication from Berry College. He has conducted research on such subjects as Latin American literary and cultural studies and colonial historiography. Prior to joining the Centre faculty, Slade taught at Emory University and the University of Kentucky and has experience working with CNN en Espanol and Metatext Inc.
Amos Tubb is assistant professor of history. Tubb holds a Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. from the University of California. His research interests include the British Civil War and the Commonwealth. Prior to joining the Centre faculty, Tubb taught at UC Riverside.
Andrei Maximenko is visiting assistant professor of international studies. Maximenko holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in international studies from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. in international relations from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He has conducted research concerning such subjects as global governance and sustainable development. Prior to joining the Centre faculty, Maximenko taught political science and international relations at Benedict College and the University of South Carolina.
Michael Bradshaw is visiting assistant professor of computer science and mathematics. Bradshaw holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a B.A. in mathematics and computer science from Centre College.
Samuel David is visiting assistant professor of chemistry. David holds a Ph.D. in bio- organic chemistry from the University of Kentucky and an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Bombay. His research has focused on the biochemistry of AlzheimerÕs disease and molecular biology and cell biology of the spinal cord. Prior to joining the Centre faculty, David taught at the University of Kentucky.
Steven Froehlich is visiting instructor of humanities. Froehlich did his doctoral work at Pennsylvania State University and has a B.A. from Swarthmore College. His research interests include the unity of the Platonic Dialogue and HegelÕs political philosophy. Prior to joining the Centre faculty, Froehlich taught at the University of Kentucky, the University of North Carolina, West Virginia University, Pennsylvania State University and also Centre.
Anes Kovacevic is visiting assistant professor of chemistry. Kovacevic holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University and a B.A. in chemistry from Transylvania University. His research is focused on making novel organometallic complexes and testing them for catalytic activity. Kovacevic has been a visiting assistant professor at Centre since spring term of 2005.
Rachel Peltier is visiting assistant professor of psychology. Peltier holds a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and an M.S. in physiological psychology/neuroscience and a B.S. in psychology from Texas A&M University. Her research interests include behavioral pharmacology. Prior to joining the Centre faculty, Peltier taught at Louisiana State University.
Barbara Romine is associate professor of education. Romine holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and an M.A. in elementary education from Ohio University and a B.A. in elementary education from West Virgina Wesleyan. Prior to joining the Centre faculty, she taught at the elementary and high school levels as well as at Georgia Southern University, the University of Charleston and Shawnee State University.
Part-time faculty for the 2005-06 academic year include: Stephanie Arnett, visiting instructor of sociology; Len DiLillo, former Centre dean and professor of Spanish at Centre, visiting professor of Spanish; Herman Farrell III, visiting assistant professor of drama; Joan Haigh, visiting instructor of humanities; Sarah Hardin, visiting instructor of history; John Morrison, visiting associate professor of physics; Anne Shurling, visiting associate professor of psychology; Zoe Strecker, visiting instructor or art; and Philip Wiggs, visiting assistant professor of art.
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