CENTRE COLLEGE DIRECTORY
Use the directory below to find information on faculty, staff, and offices on campus.
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.
Thomas Allen joined the Centre College faculty in 2016 as assistant professor of computer science.
His research interests include computational preferences, assistive technologies and smart environments, ethics in artificial intelligence, machine learning, decision support systems, social networks, and constraint satisfaction programs.
He received a B.S. in information and computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Kentucky.
File last update: 8/4/16
David A. Anderson came to Centre College in 1992, and was named the Blazer Professor of Economics in 2001. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University.
Dr. Anderson has expertise in the economics of law, crime, and the environment. He has also published scholarly articles on futures markets, ARCH models, marriage, social insurance, classroom technology, instructional evaluation, childbirth, and dispute resolution, among other topics. His 12 books cover the topics of dispute resolution, environmental economics, active learning, and introductory economics.
Dr. Anderson’s consulting work includes economic impact studies and expert witness testimony on the value of life and lost earnings.
File last updated: 5/2/13
EXPERT: Economics of law, crime, or the environment — The diminishment of fathers — Deterrent effects of crime and capital punishment — Sources of the solid waste problem — The dating process
Grant-supported research on legal policy, dispute resolution, environmental economics, and the economics of crime. To read about Anderson’s recent speaking engagement on the economics of crime, click here. See personal Web page for a list of 25 articles and books. Student-assisted research includes studies of the aggregate burden of crime, new settlement-encouraging legal rules, the sources of our solid waste problem, and innovative teaching, active learning, and evaluation systems.
Katherine Andrews joined Centre’s Academic Affairs team in 2018, after serving in a progression of roles from Research Scientist to VP Strategic Integration in the biotechnology and government sectors. Earning her B.A. in Biology at Lake Forest College and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at University of Illinois, she did post-doctoral work in neurobiology and taught genetics and molecular biology at Washington University in St. Louis before moving to the private sector. Her technical experience includes computational chemistry, microbial biochemistry, genomics, and systems biology, with applications to drug discovery, diagnostics, bio-based materials from algae, and cleaner energy.
Before coming to Centre, Andrews wrote and co-developed proposals totaling more than $175 million in federal funding and co-founded the DOE Joint Bioenergy Institute in Emeryville, California. She now works with Centre faculty and staff to identify funding sources and write competitive proposals for individual and collaborative faculty research programs, undergraduate research, and other scholarly activities.
Email: Katherine.email@example.com, phone (859) 238-5212
Maria Apostolova-Mihaylova joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of economics.
Her research interests include macroeconomics, economic education, health economics, and public economics.
She received a B.S. and M.S. in international economics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria; an M.S. in management from the Université Pierre Mendès France in Grenoble, France; an MBA in finance from Montclair State University; and an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Kentucky.
File last updated 9/2/15
Effective June 1, 2014, Joy took on the position of Director of the Center for Career & Professional Development. Joy is an alumna of Centre College, and has her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She has worked in the career center at Centre College for 15 years. Before coming to Centre, she was the Director of Graduate Employment Services at Spencerian College, and while a graduate student, interned at the University of Kentucky Career Center. She is active in the National and Southern region of the Association of Colleges and Employers and is the Past-President for the Kentucky Career Development Association. She is certified as a Master Career Specialist.
Steve Asmus is H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. He has taught in the biology and biochemistry/molecular biology programs since 1996. He received the Kirk Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001 and again in 2016, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2011. Prior to joining the college, he held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University.
Asmus has special expertise in the field of developmental neurobiology, which focuses on how the brain develops. He describes his research as a study of the development of neurons, which are specialized types of cells found in the nervous system. The neurons produce chemicals known as neurotransmitters that make it possible for the neurons to communicate with each other.
Asmus is interested in how neurons produce the correct neurotransmitter during development. He has analyzed the neurotransmitters produced in developing sympathetic neurons, addressing the question of whether different target tissues influence this “decision” process during development.
Currently, Asmus is studying the neurotransmitters that are produced in the cerebral cortex of the developing and adult brain to examine whether some cortical neurons may change the neurotransmitter that they produce as they mature. Asmus uses a variety of cell staining and microscopy techniques in his laboratory research.
Asmus encourages Centre students to collaborate with him on research. His research has been published in journals including the Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy (2016), Brain Research (2008 and 2011), and the Journal of Neuroscience (2000), and these articles were co-authored with numerous student collaborators.
Asmus earned a B.S. degree from Cleveland State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and conducted a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at Case Western Reserve University before coming to Centre.
EXPERT: Developmental neurobiology — Research on the development of neurons and neurotransmitters — Analysis of neurotransmitters, sympathetic neurons, and target tissues
Dina Badie joined Centre’s faculty in 2012 as assistant professor of politics and international studies, and she was promoted to associate professor in 2018. Named a Centre Scholar in 2015 — a two-year appointment recognizing teaching excellence, scholarship, and contributions to the Centre Community — Badie also received a Kirk Award for excellence in teaching in 2018.
Her teaching interests include international relations theory, foreign policy, security studies, and Middle East politics. She has taught a wide range of courses in these areas and directed a study abroad course in Egypt in 2016.
Badie is the author of After Saddam: American Foreign Policy and the Destruction of Secularism in the Middle East (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017), and she has published articles in Foreign Policy Analysis, International Studies Perspective, and Strategic Studies Quarterly. Her current research is focused on two tracks. The first centers on structural violence and political marginalization in the context of Palestine; the second investigates the intersection of necropolitics in the arena of American foreign policy in the Middle East.
Badie serves as co-chair of Centre’s Underrepresented Faculty Council and Fulbright co-advisor for the college. She is also the faculty mentor for The Cento, Centre’s student newspaper, and leads a Women’s Forum as a co-curricular professional development program for majors.
She received her B.A, M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.
Katrin Bahr will be joining the Centre College faculty in the fall of 2020 as a visiting assistant professor of German. Her research and teaching interests include GDR History, Culture and Memory, Socialism in Post-colonial Africa, Photography, Women and Gender Studies, and post-1989 literature.
She earned a master’s in social sciences from the Humboldt University, and a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her dissertation Postcolonial Solidarity: East Germans in Mozambique 1979-1990 offers a first detailed look at the everyday life and work experiences of East German citizens living in Mozambique in the 1980s. She has curated photo-exhibitions about the everyday life experiences of East Germans in Mozambique which were shown in the USA, Mozambique, and Germany. She is also the co-founder of the Third Generation Ost network in the United States.
At Centre, she will be teaching courses in German language, literature, and culture. MORE…
File last updated: 7/30/2020
William Bailey joined the faculty of Centre College in 2020.
Bailey’s research interests include computational complexity, multi-criteria optimization, stochastic models, decision theory, and voting and preference aggregation.