Teaching Excellence

  • The concepts I’ve learned in the classroom will help me in both my personal life and my chosen field of work. The practicality of economics can be applied to balance your budget at home and to manage a client’s portfolio. I urge all prospective majors to take at least one econ class early in their Centre career.

    – Mitchell Edelman ’12
    Major: Economics

  • I’ve had the opportunity to gain real-world experience while exploring subjects that I’m interested in. I’ve designed and conducted extended field studies in the Bahamas, and the hands-on learning in the laboratory and classroom have prepared me for whatever career I decide to pursue.

    – Nicole Webb ’13
    Major: Biology

  • History is more than memorizing dates and important names—it’s learning why things happened. As a history major, I’ve learned about real people and how their lives were affected by everything from changing values and global events to rumors and the latest fads.

    – Ashley Eklund ’13
Double Major: History and English

Centre is a college where great teaching is prized.

An Emphasis On The Undergraduate

Centre College is consistently ranked among the national leaders in undergraduate education. Centre’s president, Dr. John A. Roush, says the rankings are a testament to the fact that Centre is a place “where great teaching is prized.”

“Our approach to education is intensely personal and deeply engaging,” he adds. “Centre faculty consistently go above and beyond to offer a truly transformative experience for our young men and women.”

Dr. Stephanie Fabritius, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College agrees.

“Centre College places a high value on excellence in teaching,” she says, “and Centre professors take this charge very seriously. Not only do our faculty engage in discussions to explore new and engaging teaching methods and attend workshops and conferences on teaching, they also frequently take the risk to experiment with new ideas.

“Our faculty also bring their own scholarship into the classroom,” she continues. “In the process, they expand the arena of their teaching space to engage with students in activities such as collaborative or guided research, community-based learning, internships, study-abroad, and smaller group theory and art camps.”