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

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Associate Professor of Philosophy • Chair of Philosophy Program Philosophy Work Crounse Hall—433 Work Phone: 859.238.5945

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

Stanley R. Campbell

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Retired Crounse Hall, Grace Doherty Library Work Emeritus House Work Phone: 859.238.5271

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.

CARE (Centre Action Reaches Everyone)

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Student Life Contact: Sara Muren Home Student Life Office – Campus Center 601 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.6026

Cashier’s Office

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Finance Office Work Horky House 101 North Maple Avenue Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5452

Mauricio Castro

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Assistant Professor of History Work Crounse – 435

Mauricio Castro joined the Centre College faculty in 2019 as assistant professor of history.

Castro’s areas of professional expertise include Latino studies, and political and urban history.

Castro has a B.A. in history from Vassar College, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University.

Center for Career & Professional Development

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Center for Career & Professional Development Contact: Sherri Gowins Work Centre College Old Carnegie 600 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5283

Center for Global Citizenship

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Study Abroad Contact: Kyle Anderson Work Centre College Old Carnegie 600 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5371

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

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Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Contact: Lisa Curlis Work Centre College Crounse Hall, Lower Level 610 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5288 Website: CTL Website

Visit the CTL website to meet the CTL staff.

Centre Bookstore

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Contact: Anastasia Knight Work 110 South Third Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.1516 Work Fax: 859.238.1522

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

Centre Document Services (CDS)

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Work 628 West Colonel Drive Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.6999


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Communications Contact: Diane Johnson Work Combs Warehouse 853 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5717


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Religion Contact: Rick Axtell Work Crounse Hall Office 452 610 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5342

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

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Assistant Professor of Spanish Spanish Work Office: Crounse Hall – 327 Work Phone: 859.238.6328

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 N. Ciholas

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John M. and Louise Van Winkle Professor Emerita of French and German Emeritus Faculty

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 J. Clark

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Assistant Director of Facilities and Safety Work Centre College Facilities Management Work Phone: 859.238.5702

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.


Daniel Clark

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Technology Support Specialist Information Technology Services (ITS) Work 762 West Main 762 West Main Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5537

Jonathan Clark M.D.

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Attending Physician Work Centre College Parsons Center

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.

College Relations

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College Relations Contact: Traci Wilson Work Centre College Old Centre 625 West Walnut Street Danvill KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5209

Visit CentreLink to meet the College Relations staff.

Jackie Conley

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Financial Aid Counselor Work Centre College Financial Aid Boles Hall Work Phone: 859.238.5871

Amy Connell

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Senior Box Office Coordinator Centre CollegeNorton Center for the Arts Work Phone: 859.238.5759
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