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.
Brian joined the Student Life staff in July of 2017 as the Director of Residence Life. He received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.
Prior to Centre, Brian worked as a community director at his alma mater, Guilford College, and more recently as the assistant director of residential life at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. Brian helps support the mission of the office through overseeing educational initiatives within the residence halls, and helps coordinate resident assistant and resident director recruitment, training, and supervision.
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.
Mark de Araujo (pronounced duh-rooz-jo) is associate professor of dramatic arts, and technical director of the Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College.
De Araujo does much of his teaching at Centre on a one-to-one basis, instructing and supervising students as they develop the sound, lighting, and technical direction for drama productions. He introduces students to emerging techniques for utilizing computers and other technology as tools in the dramatic arts.
In his role as technical director of the Norton Center for the Arts, de Araujo is responsible for the technical needs of the college’s Norton Center for the Arts. The Norton Center is a major performing arts venue and mounts an annual subscription series that brings to campus performers such as violinist Itzhak Perlman, soprano Kathleen Battle, and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis; as well as touring Broadway productions, major dance companies, and symphony orchestras. Through de Araujo, Centre students have the opportunity to learn about technical needs of arts centers and the technical side of arts management.
De Araujo holds a B.F.A. from the University of Florida and an M.A. degree from Indiana University. He has done design and tech work for the Brown County Playhouse, Indiana University, the Hippodrome Theatre, and Raintree Harvest dance troop. De Araujo joined the Centre faculty in 1979.
EXPERT: Computer assisted drafting (CAD) in theatre design — Technical needs of performing arts centers
Regularly teaches classes in technical aspects of theater, including set and stage design, lighting, and sound. Introduces students to emerging techniques for utilizing computers and other technology as tools in the dramatic arts. Computer assisted design (CAD) for theater.
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
Leonard Demoranville joined the Centre faculty in 2012 as visiting assistant professor of chemistry.
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 email@example.com.
File last updated: 5/2/13
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
Jason Doroga came to Centre in 2013 as assistant professor of Spanish.
His scholarly interests include historical syntax and morphology, semantics and pragmatics, and Spanish/Portuguese contact and language acquisition.
Doroga received a B.A. in Spanish language and literature from the University of Dallas, an M.A. in Spanish language and literature from the University of Texas-Arlington, and a Ph.D. in Hispano-romance philology/linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
File last updated: 08/19/15
Stephen Dove joined the Centre faculty in 2012 as assistant professor of history. He received the Kirk Teaching Excellence award in 2016.
Dove teaches Latin American history at Centre, including classes on colonial and modern Latin America. His research focuses on Protestantism in Latin America, and is currently revising his doctoral dissertation for publication. This manuscript analyzes the ways that local converts adapted Protestantism in late 19th- and early 20th-century Guatemala.
Dove received a B.A. in journalism from Baylor University, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin.
File last updated: 8/30/16
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