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.
Eva Cadavid joined Centre’s faculty in 2008. She is associate professor of philosophy. In 2019, she was named a Centre Scholar.
Before coming to Centre, Cadavid taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and also taught as an adjunct instructor at the Eastman School of Music.
She graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in philosophy and a B.S. in chemistry. She earned her master’s in philosophy from the University of Rochester and her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and can read fluently in French and Ancient Greek.
File last updated: 8/6/13
EXPERT: Libraries and library automation — Popular culture, including American film and cinema history — Blues, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll music — The Patriot Act — Detective fiction — Classic horror literature
Director of the Grace Doherty Library at Centre College since 1981, managing library growth and automation. Articulate about the balancing act between traditional library holdings and the move toward electronic sources. Strong interest in trends in popular culture, including theater, film, and jazz.
Visit the Centre Bookstore website to purchase textbooks and merchandise.
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed major holidays, open Commencement Sunday
Dr. Rick Axtell is the Centre College Chaplain and Professor of Religion. He initially taught at Centre during 1992-93 and returned to the college in 1995, when he also became Chaplain and Director of the Religious Life Office. Axtell received his M.Div. and Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has completed additional postgraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. Axtell’s experience as a minister in several churches, Director of an interfaith anti-hunger organization, Case Manager in Louisville homeless shelters, and Board member of Witness for Peace has shaped the diverse program emphases of the Religious Life Office.
Laura Chinchilla joined Centre in 2015 as assistant professor of Spanish.
Her research and teaching interests include detective and crime fiction and film in Spanish America and Brazil; film and media studies, global genres; culture and neoliberalism; and narconarratives.
Chinchilla received a B.A. in French and Francophone studies from Louisiana State University, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in comparative and world literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
File updated 9/2/15
Karin Ciholas retired as professor of language at Centre College in 2007, where she has held the Van Winkle Professorship of Language since 1996.
Ciholas grew up in Switzerland and subsequently lived for a time in France. Fluent in French and German, she has taught languages, humanities, and literature courses at Centre since joining the faculty in 1974.
Ciholas also has played a pivotal role in establishing Centre’s programs for overseas study, doing much of the on-site work to secure facilities, office space, and other local arrangements to launch a residential program in Strasbourg, France, in 1991. That highly successful program now hosts about 50 Centre students each year. The college has parallel programs in England, Latin America, and Japan.
A veteran of administrative assignments at the college, Ciholas has been Centre’s director of international programs (1990-92) and associate dean (1983-92). She held a National Endowment for the Humanities Professorship before her 1996 appointment to the Van Winkle Professorship. She has twice been the division chair.
Ciholas’ scholarly writing includes Gide’s Art of the Fugue: A Thematic Study of Les Faux-Monnayeurs, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1974 and André Gide, published by the University of North Carolina Press. Ciholas also received the Acorn award from the KAHE as outstanding professor in Kentucky in 1999.
She does extensive creative writing and has published poems, short stories, and articles. Two of her original plays, Four Queens and One Candle in the Night, have been performed on campus.
Ciholas holds a B.A. (Matura) from the Töchterschule der Stadt Zürich, a B.A. from the University of Richmond, and has earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
File last updated: 7/8/13
Audrey joined Centre in 2014. She is responsible for coordinating safety records including employee training and compliance. Audrey will also assist management in ensuring Facilities Management employees’ work-environment are kept hazard free, and is involved in facilities administration.
Audrey worked at R.J Corman Railroad Group as a management trainee and business manager before coming to Centre.
She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in English from Berea College in 2011.
Dr. Clark is a Danville, Kentucky, native and a 1993 graduate of Georgetown College. He attended medical school at the Universtiy of Kentucky College of Medicine, graduating in 1997. He completed his Internship/Residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 2000. Dr. Clark then returned to Danville and joined Danville Family Physicians.
Allison Connolly joined Centre’s faculty in 2007 as an assistant professor of French and was named a Centre Scholar in 2011, held an NEH endowed professorship from 2014-16, and in 2009 she received the Kirk Teaching Award.
Before coming to Centre, Connolly was a teaching fellow and course coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she taught English at L’Universite de Montpellier III.
She graduated summa cum laude from Hollins University with a B.A. in French and Spanish. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in French and Francophone literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
File last updated: 8/5/13