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.
Mary Daniels is H. W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill professor of Spanish at Centre College, where she has taught since 1996. She was named a Centre Scholar in 2008.
Her teaching interests include U.S. Latino literature and border studies, as well as 17th-century Spanish literature. Daniels is an advocate of service learning in the classroom and her students routinely work in elementary schools, at literacy centers, and at North Point Training Facility helping with ESL classes. In 2004, Daniels received a grant from the 3M Foundation which was used to start a community center for Hispanics in Central Kentucky where she is co-director.
Daniels earned a B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, completed an M.A. at the University of Wisconsin, and received a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1998. She has taught Spanish in a variety of places, including the University of Kentucky, High Point University, and Guilford College.
During the 1998 fall term, Daniels served as the first resident teacher for Centre’s international program in Latin America. She taught and supervised a group of 15 Centre students in Quito, Ecuador, for the term.
Daniels received the McCrary Award as an outstanding graduate student at the University of Kentucky. She has pursued advanced research and made scholarly presentations delving into the role of women in the theater in 17th-century Spain.
File last updated: 6/26/17
EXPERT: Modern languages — Theater in 17th century Spain
Has taught Spanish in a variety of settings. Advanced research and scholarly presentations delving into the role of women in the theater in 17th century Spain. Resident director of Centre’s program in Ecuador during fall 1998.
Megan de Araujo is the assistant technical director for the Norton Center for the Arts. She assists the technical director with all technical aspects of the Norton Center productions, including lighting, sets, sound, and props. Megan is primarily interested in lighting and moving light programming, doing the design and programming of all shows without a dedicated lighting designer.
Before coming to the Norton Center full time, Megan worked as the in-house lighting technician on a freelance basis for both the Norton Center and the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts. Some of her other freelance credits include lighting programmer for various University of Kentucky Opera Theater productions (Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, and South Pacific), stagehand and technician for the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree in West Virginia, and lighting technician and stagehand for the Frazier Museum’s installation of the Hunger Games Exhibit. Before her career freelancing, Megan sailed around the Hawaiian Islands as the lighting technician for the Norwegian Cruise Lines ship The Pride of America.
Megan graduated with a B.A. in Theater from Grinnell College in 2009.
File last updated: 09/25/17
Marc Démont-Devlin joined the Centre College faculty in 2018 as visiting assistant professor of French and humanities.
His research interests include contemporary French philosophy, film studies, queer studies, feminist theories and methodologies, and masculinity studies.
He earned his undergraduate and advanced degrees in France before coming to the United States, where he earned an M.A. in French, a graduate certificate in women’s and gender studies, and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of South Carolina.
Leonard Demoranville joined the Centre faculty in 2012 as visiting assistant professor of chemistry, and was awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2019.
Before coming to Centre, Demoranville spent time as a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His research there focused on the trace detection of illicit drugs using ion mobility and mass spectrometry. During his graduate work, he participated in the University of Maryland University Teaching and Learning Program, which trains future faculty members in the scholarship of teaching and learning. This led to his selection as a Lilly Graduate Teaching Fellow.
Demoranville received a B.S. from Eastern Nazarene College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland-College Park.
Email Leonard Demoranville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
File last updated: 7/15/19
EXPERT: Analytical Characterization of Bourbon
The Demoranville group investigates the chemical components of bourbon using chromatographic methods. Currently we are developing methods to accomplish that goal and long term hope to study the impact of different production processes using those methods.
Stephanie Dew is a professor of biology at Centre College, where she has taught since 1994. Dew was named a Centre Scholar in 2009, and has served as chair of the biochemistry & molecular biology program. Her teaching assignments are concentrated in biochemistry and molecular biology, including courses in biomolecular architecture and biochemical pathways.
Dew has pursued research since her own undergraduate days at Centre, focusing on the proteins and enzymes required for the transport and metabolism of vitamin A, especially in freshwater fish. In 1997, she received a grant from the Teagle Foundation for research at King’s College of the University of London. Dew worked with a team investigating the role of vitamin A in development.
At Centre, Dew seeks to involve her students in research. In her first four years at the college, she has directed seven independent study-research projects, including two students chosen for Centre’s prestigious John C. Young Scholars program. Brad Eilerman, a Centre student who collaborated with Dew on a summer research, won first place in the undergraduate division of the Kentucky Academic of Science for his presentation of the research.
An innovative teacher, Dew has been at the forefront of efforts to obtain and appropriately use technology in Centre’s science classes.
She earned a B.A. at Centre, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and completed a Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University, where she was a University Graduate Fellow.
File last updated: 5/2/13
EXPERT: Undergraduate instruction in biochemistry and biomolecular biology — Web as a tool in undergraduate science — Research on vitamin A metabolism
Long-term research on the proteins and enzymes required for the transport and metabolism of vitamin A, especially in freshwater fish. Role of vitamin A in development. Collaborative research with students — two John C. Young Scholars in four years.
David Dewitt returned to Centre College in 1997 after having worked at two other colleges. He works with students from what he refers to as rural north-central Kentucky which includes a swath from Oldham and Henry Counties to Anderson County and all of Ohio. David graduated from Centre in 1983 with a double major in Psychology and Dramatic Arts and briefly spent some time in Hollywood attempting to put that Drama degree to practical use. He currently serves as the President of the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling. He comes from rural north-central Kentucky himself, having grown up in Owen County.
File last updated: 8/26/16
Vincent DiMartino retired in 2012 as Matton Professor of Music Emeritus at Centre College. One of America’s leading trumpet performers and teachers, DiMartino originally joined the college in 1993 as Centre’s first distinguished artist-in-residence. He was named to the Matton Professorship in 1996.
Throughout his teaching career, Professor DiMartino has been a member of the artist faculty of many international seminars and courses. These include The Empire Brass Quintet-Tanglewood summer program, The Spanish Brass Festival in Alzira-Spain, The Kalavrita Brass Course in Greece, as well as seminars in England, Ukraine, Thailand, Germany and Canada.
He is 2004 CASE Professor of The Year for the state of Kentucky. This award is given nationally each year to one person in each state in The United States. He is also the recipient of The Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2008-2009 for the State of Kentucky.
DiMartino has performed worldwide as a soloist and with artists such as Henry Mancini, Doc Severinsen, Pearl Bailey, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dave Brubeck. Widely admired for classical and jazz playing, he has also in recent years begun to specialize in virtuoso cornet solos.
DiMartino, along with George Foreman, founded the New Columbian Brass Band. DiMartino also is a soloist with the New Sousa Band and is a featured soloist with the Advocate Brass Band. DiMartino is a popular performer at the Great American Brass Band Festival, which annually draws 40,000 people to Danville for outstanding brass music.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (B.M. and M.M. degrees), DiMartino was the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Trumpet at the University of Kentucky for some twenty years. He has performed as a soloist with many symphony orchestras, including those in Cincinnati, Buffalo, Santa Fe, Orlando, and Rochester. He is prominently featured in many recordings of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
To read a 20 Questions profile of DiMartino, click here. To read about his Governor’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award, click here.
To read “A Conversation with Vincent DiMartino” published upon his retirement in the summer 2012 issue of Centrepiece, click here.
File last updated: 5/2/13
For catering inquiries, contact Dorothy Brown at 859.238.5369.
Visit the Centre Dining Services page to meet the Dining Services staff.
Michael Dixon joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as visiting assistant professor of Japanese, and was named assistant professor of Japanese in 2018.
His research interests include educational technology, in particular using computers to type in character-based languages like Japanese and Chinese. His research seeks to answer questions such as: Do students who are studying Japanese produce more readable text when they write with a computer instead of by hand?
He earned a B.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University.
File last updated 7/3/18
Kay is vice president of human resources and administrative services at Centre College, where she has worked since 1997. She has been instrumental in developing an employee handbook, a supervisor policy manual, a salary compensation program for staff, and the employee recognition program at the college.
As the Title IX Coordinator at Centre, she coordinates compliance efforts to carry out the College’s responsibilities under Title IX, as well as those under Section 504 and other applicable non-discrimination laws.
EXPERT: Employee health insurance — Sexual harassment policies — Employee benefits — Leaves of absence (Family Medical Leave Act) — Employee wellness — Employee grievances or discipline — Employee recognition awards