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.
Mark Galatowitsch joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of biology. In 2019, he was named a Centre Scholar.
His research focuses on the strategies aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates use to exploit dynamic environments. Galatowitsch uses a combination of extensive field surveys, field and laboratory experiments, and population genetics to test hypotheses in ecology and evolution. He has studied life-histories of generalist aquatic insects that exist across New Zealand permanent lakes and unpredictable temporary ponds, mass mayfly nymph migrations from Georgia river channels to seasonal floodplain wetlands, and leafhopper behavioral responses to predatory birds in Costa Rica. He enjoys mentoring research students keen to study entomology, freshwater ecology, and applied environmental science topics.
Galatowitsch received a B.S. in biology from Allegheny College, an M.S. in entomology from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Canterbury.
File last updated 9/14/15
Christina Garcia joined the Centre College faculty in 2018 as assistant professor of biology.
Garcia earned a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Centre College, and a Ph.D. of philosophy in cancer biology from Vanderbilt University.
Professor Emeritus Bill Garriott joined the Centre faculty in 1970 and retired in 2010. In 2005 he was named the John Marshall Harlan Professor of Government. His teaching responsibilities included the Introduction to Politics course and advanced courses in American politics. He was government program chair and faculty advisor for Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honorary society. He served as President of the Faculty, and from 1972 to 1981 was an assistant baseball coach. He twice served as president of the Kentucky Political Science Association, and in 2014 received the Distinguished Political Scientist Award from that organization.
A 1966 graduate of Centre, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Centre, he spent a year in the Tennessee Office of Urban and Federal Affairs as a planner working with the Appalachian Regional Development Program.
In his professional writing, he has explored American political culture and socialization, the American presidency, media politics, state and local government, public administration, public finance, teaching political science, and baseball. One of his last projects resulted in “George Bush, the ‘Rally Effect’, and the Partisan Popular Press,” coauthored by a student, Michael Douglas, which won the David Hughes Award for the best paper presented at the 2007 Kentucky Political Science Association meeting.
To read Garriott’s 20 Questions profile, click here.
File last updated: 3/14/14
A Kentucky native with roots in Eastern Kentucky, Rickie and her husband Jamey, moved to Danville in 1988 when he accepted the job as Athletic Trainer in the Centre College Athletics Department. Rickie joined the Centre staff in 2012.
Megs Gendreau joined the Centre College faculty in 2018 as assistant professor of philosophy and environmental studies.
Her areas of interest include philosophy of sport, environmental philosophy, environmental justice, political and social philosophy, and post-Hegelian German philosophy.
Before coming to Centre, Gendreau was an assistant professor of philosophy at Cal Poly Pomona and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College.
Gendreau earned a B.A. in humanities and social sciences from Hampshire College, an M.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Riverside.
Karin Gill joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as visiting assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience, becoming assistant professor in 2016.
Her research interests include the investigation of sex hormones and their role in drug abuse and dependence, particularly how sex hormones affect brain mechanisms when exposed to psychostimulants in female Japanese quail.
Gill received a B.S. in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, an M.S. and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology: behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology from the University of Kentucky.
Danville native Mary Girard joined the staff of the Grace Doherty Library as the digital scholarship librarian. She completed her undergraduate work in art history and museum studies at Beloit College in Wisconsin and received her master’s degree in library and information science from San Jose State University in California.
Her first career was as a paintings conservator and Mary worked in Florida for 15 years. Her love of preservation has informed much of her work. For the past seven years she has been in the reference department of the Boyle County Public Library, creating and maintaining their digital archives. She
Beth Glazier retired as emeritus professor of religion at Centre College in 2017. She taught at Centre since 1988. She has held the Stodghill Professorship in Social Studies since its inception in 2004. In 2016, she completed a five-year term as associate dean. In July 2018 she returned as interim associate dean of the college.
A scholar of the Hebrew Bible and biblical literature, Glazier was a contributing author to Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible, Women in Scripture and Women’s Bible Commentary. She has also written widely on the prophet Malachi. She served as a scholar-in-residence and guest speaker at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington, giving a series of lectures on topics including wisdom literature of the Bible, the tower of Babel story, and the Book of Job. Glazier also has served as scholar-in-residence at Keneseth Israel Congregation in Allentown, Pa.
Glazier and a fellow Centre professor, Thomas McCollough, have co-authored scholarly articles that have appeared in Atiqot and The Journal of Roman Archaeology. The articles evaluate and discuss rare amulets, estimated to be around 2000 years old, unearthed by McCollough and his students on an archaeological team at Sepphoris in Israel.
An outstanding classroom teacher, Glazier has said she wants her students to understand the “exquisite tension” of Bible stories. In her teaching she tries to root biblical passages in their original context.
Glazier is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of George Washington University and earned her M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Chicago. She served as assistant professor of religious studies at The Pennsylvania State University before coming to Centre.
File last updated: 8/6/13
EXPERT: Biblical studies and Biblical history — The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and Hebraic literature — World religions: Judaism and Islam — New Testament studies — Ancient languages
A scholar of the Hebrew bible and biblical literature. Expert on ancient languages. Contributing author to Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible. Served as a scholar-in-residence and guest speaker at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington, giving a series of lectures on topics including wisdom literature of the Bible, the tower of Babel story, and the Book of Job.
A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Vickie began working at Centre in 1997. She worked as Division III secretary and as communications assistant before joining the development staff in 2001. In her spare time Vickie enjoys walking, boating, and watching sports. Vickie and her husband, Chris, live in Danville.
Staff Congress Representative
2013 — 2016
Aaron Godlaski joined Centre’s faculty in 2012 as an assistant professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience, and was named associate professor in 2018. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Kentucky, where he studied alcohol and human behavior. Following the completion of his dissertation, he interned at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., specializing in clinical health psychology and outpatient psychotherapy.
Dr. Godlaski’s research interests include the psychophysiological effects of interacting with nature, and the role of personality and individual difference factors in the experience of hypo-egoic phenomena (awe, humility, gratitude). He is also interested in pedagogical innovations associated with meditation and other contemplative practices, and how such practices can enrich the lives of students.
File last updated: 2/19/16
Jennifer Goetz joined the Centre College faculty in 2011 and was promoted to associate professor in 2016. She was awarded a Stodghill Research Professorship (2014) and named a Centre Faculty Scholar (2018-2019). In 2019, Goetz will serve as Centre College’s Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Fellow.
Goetz is a social and cultural psychologist who specializes in emotional experience and culture. Her research has appeared in Psychological Bulletin, Emotion, Psychological Science, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. She co-authored the introductory chapter of the recent Oxford Handbook on Compassion Science. In her previous research, Dr. Goetz studied human-robot interaction to examine how humans anthropomorphize robots.
Goetz teaches a variety of upper-level courses in psychology including Cultural Psychology, Motivation and Emotion, and Psychology of Race and Ethnicity. She also enthusiastically teaches Experimental Methods and mentors students in independent research.
She earned a Ph.D. in social and personality psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in information and decision systems from Carnegie Mellon University and taught at Middlebury College before joining the Centre College faculty. She also spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa.
File last updated: 3/21/19
Jennifer Goff joined the Centre College faculty as assistant professor of dramatic arts in 2017.
An active actor, director, and scholar, Goff teaches courses in acting, dramatic literature, theatre history, and improvisation, and directs in the Centre College season. She has also directed and performed across the United States. Directing credits include The Mousetrap, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Bad Dates, and The Learned Ladies, for which she also wrote the adaptation. Acting roles have included A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), Nunsense (Robert Ann), The Taming of the Shrew (Katherine), and Rainbow Annie is the Angel of Death (Annie – originated).
Her scholarship focuses on the work of contemporary comic women playwrights.
Goff holds a B.A. in drama and English from University of Portland, an M.A. in theatre from University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in theatre from Wayne State University.
File last updated: 6/21/17
Ellen Goldey is Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College at Centre College.
Prior to joining Centre, she had been Dean of the College of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College (WHC) of Florida Atlantic University. Over her impressive career, Goldey has built a record of accomplishment both in and outside of the classroom, earning a reputation as a teacher-scholar and administrator who places a premium on creating a collaborative, creative and inclusive culture.
Most recently, she has tackled issues of enrollment, diversity and resource development at WHC as part of an open and transparent long-range strategic planning initiative.
“What impresses me above all else,” said Centre President John Roush, “is Ellen’s commitment to the liberal arts and sciences. Her strengths in teaching, scholarship and administrative service serve our campus well.”
A published expert in the field of developmental neurotoxicology who worked as a toxicologist with the EPA prior to her academic career, Goldey is also a sought-after guest speaker on the topics of STEM education and science curriculum reform.
Goldey’s passion for the liberal arts began as a student at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where she earned her B.S. in biology. After her undergraduate studies, Goldey returned to her hometown of Oxford, Ohio, where she completed her graduate work at Miami University, earning an M.S. in zoology and Ph.D. in zoology and ecology.
She eventually served for two decades on the faculty at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. There, she earned tenure, served as chair of the biology department and was appointed the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biology.
Beyond being highly passionate, Goldey describes herself as a “fierce advocate” for the liberal arts.
In testimony before the Florida Senate’s Education Committee, she explained that challenging societal issues “like poverty, injustice and climate change cannot be resolved by any single field of study or simplified approach. Because these problems are complex,” she said, “they demand breadth of knowledge, contextual understanding and active engagement with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”
Goldey’s many honors include leadership fellowships with PULSE (Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education) and SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities).
While at Wofford, she was honored as faculty member of the year, won the Roger Milliken Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Association of African American Students and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also helped secure outside grant funding totaling nearly $1.5 million from sources such as the National Science Foundation, Teagle Foundation and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.
In addition to 10 research publications on toxicology in peer-reviewed journals, Goldey has dozens of invited presentations and workshops to her credit, and on topics such as leadership for equity and inclusion in STEM, embedding high-impact practices in science courses, pluralism as a goal for the global century, and using big problems to reveal the big picture.
Goldey has also participated in program reviews at numerous colleges, including Allegheny, Beloit, Grinnell, Kenyon and Meredith.
Amanda, a Danville native, joined Centre College in August 2008. She attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem North Carolina where she earned her BA in psychology and a minor in French. She then received her MA as a physician assistant from the University of Kentucky. Amanda comes to us from Kentucky Clinic in Adolescent Medicine where she has been for the previous two years. She also worked in several emergency rooms as a physician assistant.
Ann, a Danville native, joined Centre College as a counselor September 2013. She assumed the role of Director of Counseling in the fall of 2015. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1998 and her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. Ann has experience as a mental health counselor at a community mental health center, a rape crisis/domestic violence agency, and an intensive in-home family services program. Prior to Centre, she worked for several non-profit agencies and in 2001 served as an international volunteer in Nicaragua. Ann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.