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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.

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Jonathon Earle

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Assistant Professor of History • Chair of African and African American Studies Program History Work Crounse Hall—466 Work Phone: 859.238.5941
Biography

Jonathon Earle is assistant professor of history and current chair of the African and African American Studies Program. He joined Centre’s faculty in 2012 as visiting assistant professor of history. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in religion and theology, respectively, he completed his doctoral studies in history at the University of Cambridge.

At Cambridge, he facilitated tutorials, lectures and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level, teaching on the history of modern Africa and historical methodology. At Centre, Earle has worked to develop a creative pedagogy, which often leads him to incorporate community-based learning into the heart of his courses. This includes offering regular studies abroad to eastern Africa (2014, 2015, 2019) and co-directing the Centre-in-London program in 2017. He has also worked with Centre students in Uganda and the United Kingdom.

At Centre, Earle has maintained an aggressive research agenda. His first book—on religious thought and historical imagination in late colonial Uganda (Cambridge University Press, 2017)—was a finalist for the Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize (2018), which is the highest award given by the African Studies Association in East African Studies. His second book (co-authored with the award-winning J.J. Carney) explores the political biography of Uganda’s first elected prime minister, Benedicto Kiwanuka, and the history of political intimidation. It will be published with James Currey (Oxford) in 2020. In the past three years, he has also published four peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters with the Journal of African History, History in Africa, and Ohio University Press. His most recent chapter on African Intellectual History is published with Oxford University Press (2019).

Earle has presented at or organized no fewer than 16 conferences or workshops since Fall 2013. These venues include the African Studies Association, and the Universities of Cambridge, Makerere (in partnership with the School of Oriental and African Studies), and Yale. He was also a co-organizer for a workshop on Terrorism in Africa at the University of Oxford (2016), which was one of the first forums to date—comprised of scholars, policymakers and international development workers—to imagine interdisciplinary ways of understanding modern terrorism in Africa. He also helped conceptualize and co-organize a workshop on Emerging Approaches in Uganda Studies at University College London (2017), the results of which will be published next year with James Currey.

Earle is currently developing two new projects: one on the history of eastern African foreign policy prior to the First World War, and a second on the history of assassination in modern Uganda.

Earle is the recipient of numerous awards. For outstanding teaching, scholarship and service, he was appointed a Centre Scholar in 2016 and 2019, and he was awarded a Stodghill Research Professorship in 2017. He was named the Delta Delta Delta Professor of the Year in 2016.

Email: jonathon.earle@centre.edu

File last updated: 5/15/19

Marsha Edelen

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Administrative Assistant Work Centre College Parsons Student Health Center Work Phone: 859.238.5530
Biography

Marsha Edelen is the administrative assistant at Parsons Student Health Center. She has been with Centre since 1998. She assists our professional staff at the student health center. Marsha is available to answer questions about student health care including immunization records, women’s health clinic, doctor’s clinics, travel clinics, and more.

Email: marsha.edelen@centre.edu

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Staff Congress Representative (2011 — 2014)

Sara Egge

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Assistant Professor of History History Work Crounse Hall—432 Work Phone: 859.238.5732
Biography

Sara Egge joined Centre’s faculty in 2012 as an assistant professor of history. She was named a Centre Scholar in 2015, a two-year appointment recognizing teaching excellence, scholarship, and contributions to the Centre community. In 2015, she won a grant from the Kentucky Oral History Commission to interview World War II veterans. That same year, she also received an Enduring Questions grant to explore the question “What is a citizen?” from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Egge’s research interests include gender, ethnicity, and rurality in the American Midwest, historical constructions of political representation and citizenship, and historical intersections of agriculture, food production, hunting, and the environment. Her book, entitled Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870-1920 (2018) and published by the University of Iowa Press, explores the woman suffrage movement in the Midwest.
At Centre, Egge teaches courses in late 19th- and early 20th-century American history, gender and women’s history, food history, and environmental history.

Egge has a B.A. in history and Spanish, and a B.S. in history education from North Dakota State University. She received her M.A. in history and Ph.D. in agricultural history and rural studies from Iowa State University.

Email: sara.egge@centre.edu

File last updated: 06/05/15

Neil Andrew Eklund

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Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Mathematics Work Phone: 859.238.5405
Biography

Neil Eklund is professor emeritus of mathematics at Centre College, where he taught since 1974.

Eklund’s teaching load has included courses on statistics, analytic geometry, calculus, differential equations, and numerical analysis. He has published papers including “Generalized Parabolic Functions using the Perron-Wiener-Brelot Method.” Eklund has presented talks on how calculators calculate. He recently published a paper titled “t-Probabilities as Finite Sums” in The College Mathematics Journal.

In addition to mathematics, Eklund is interested in the environment and wildlife. He is an avid birdwatcher and, along with his wife Virginia, often has organized the annual Audubon Christmas bird count for the Danville area.

Eklund received his B.S. from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1963, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University before coming to Centre.

Email: neil.eklund@centre.edu

File last updated: 5/2/13

Brian Ellis M.D.

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Attending Physician Work Centre College Parsons Center
Biography

Dr. Ellis was raised in Benton, Kentucky, and is a graduate of Marshall County High School and a 1986 graduate of Centre College. He attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia in Atlanta, graduating in 1990. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Virginia-Chief Resident in 1993. Dr. Ellis then moved to Danville and joined Danville Family Physicians. Dr. Ellis is also the team physician for Centre Athletics.

Crystal Ellis

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Reference Crounse Hall, Grace Doherty Library Work Phone: 859.238.5277
Biography

Hannah Ellis

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Assistant Technical Director Work Centre College Norton Center for the Arts Grant Hall 209 Work Phone: 859.238.5442
Biography

Helen Emmitt

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J. Rice Cowan Professor of English English Work Crounse Hall—426 Work Phone: 859.238.5247
Biography

Helen Emmitt joined Centre College in August of 2002 as an associate professor and now serves as J. Rice Cowan Professor of English. She has been a Centre Scholar, an NEH Professor, and a recipient of the Kirk Award for excellence in Teaching.

Her scholarly work focuses on modern and contemporary poetry. Recent articles include “Rhyming Hope and History: Medbh McGuckian’s Recent Poetry,” “Forgotten Memories and Unheard Rhythms: H.D.’s Poetics as a Response to Male Modernism” and “’The One Free Foot Kicking under the White Sheet of His-tory’: Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s Uncanny Landscapes.” She is working on a book on contemporary Irish poetry.

Emmitt earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and did her undergraduate work at Bryn Mawr College.

Email: helen.emmitt@centre.edu

Anne Evans

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Assistant Director of Admission for Communication Centre CollegeAdmission Work Boles Hall Work Phone: 859.238.6528
Biography

Anne joined the Office of Admission team in August of 2017. She works with students from Lexington, Kentucky as well as with students from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee.

An alumnus of the College, Anne graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Journalism degree from Northwestern University in 2014.

She returned to Centre in 2015, working first as the Interim Communications Fellow and then moving into the role of Assistant Director of Residence Life from 2015-17. After her first full year of work at Centre, she was awarded the Rookie of the Year Award For Excellence in Service.

Anne currently serves as Centre’s Staff Congress President and she is also a member of the Bicentennial Executive Committee and the College’s Budget Taskforce. In the community, Anne is a member of the Kentucky Educational Television Friends Board.

Anne is originally from Lexington, Kentucky.

Email: anne.evans@centre.edu

Sonny Evans

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Facilities Manager Centre CollegeAthletics Work Phone: 859.238.8734
Biography