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 Blythe Daniels

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H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Spanish • Chair of Gender Studies Program (fall term) Spanish, European Studies Work Crounse Hall—450 Work Phone: 859.238.5265

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

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Assistant Technical Director Centre CollegeNorton Center Work Norton Center Work Phone: 859.238.5442

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

Bryana Deatherage

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Employer Relations Specialist, Center for Career & Professional Development Work Centre College Old Carnegie 600 W. Walnut Work Phone: 859.238.5949

Marc Démont-Devlin

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Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Humanities Centre CollegeFrench Work Crounse Hall – 438 Work Phone: 859.238.5258

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

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Associate Professor of Chemistry • Chair of Natural Science Program Chemistry Work Cooper Hall – 005 Work Phone: 859.238.6066

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


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.

Department of Public Safety (DPS)

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Contact: Gary Bugg Work Walnut House 847 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5535


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Development Work Centre College Chenault House 111 Maple Avenue Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5208

Visit CentreLink to meet the Development Office staff.

Stephanie Dew

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Professor of Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology • Chair of Biology Program Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Work Young Hall—120 Work Phone: 859.238.5316 Website: Personal website:

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.

Amanda DeWitt

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Sustained Community Dialogues VISTA Member Work Horky House – 209 Work Phone: 859.238.5305

David DeWitt

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Associate Director of Admission Admission Work Boles Hall 600 W. Walnut Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5357

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

Michelle DeWitt

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Administrative Assistant for Scholarship Programs Admission Work Combs Warehouse – 203 600 W. Walnut Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5355

Vincent A. DiMartino

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W. George Matton Professor of Music Emeritus Emeritus Faculty Work Phone: 859.238.5446

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

Dining Services

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Contact: Mike Nagorka Home Cowan Dining Commons – Campus Center 601 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.236.2744

For catering inquiries, contact Dorothy Brown at 859.238.5369.

Visit the Centre Dining Services page to meet the Dining Services staff.

Diversity Office

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Work Wiseman Hall 120 South Maple Avenue Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.6223

Diversity Student Union

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Work Acheson/Caldwell House 611 Main Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5476

Michael H. Dixon

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Assistant Professor of Japanese Japanese Work Office: Crouse Hall – 460C Work Phone: 859.238.6045

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


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Work Walnut House 847 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.236.4357 (HELP)

Kay Drake

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Vice President of Human Resources and Administrative Services Work Centre College Horky House 101 North Maple Avenue Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5467

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

Trish Dunbar

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Accounts Payable/Purchasing Card Administrator Work Centre College Finance Office Horky House Work Phone: 859.238.5453

Sharon Duncan

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Academic Records Specialist Registrar Work Wiseman Hall 120 South Maple Avenue Danville KY 40422 Home Phone: 859.238.5360

Areas of responsibility include general office inquiries, information on academic policies and procedures, transcript orders and enrollment verifications, schedule changes and course withdrawals, address changes, and student biographical database management.



Staff Congress President

2012 — 2015

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