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.
Claire O’Quin joined the Centre College faculty in 2020.
O’Quin received a B.S. in biology from Louisiana State University, an M.S. in biology from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Maryland.
Kelly O’Quin, associate professor of biology, joined Centre in 2014.
O’Quin’s research focuses on microevolutionary changes in eye development, structure, and function. His study systems include the Mexican blind cavefishes and African cichlid fishes. O’Quin uses genetic crosses and genome sequencing of these fishes to identify mutations responsible for evolutionary changes in eye development, especially as they relate to photoreceptor differentiation. He has published his research with undergraduate co-authors in the journals PLoS ONE, BMC Evolutionary Biology, and Evolution & Development. He enjoys mentoring research students interested in evolutionary biology, genetics, and genomics. O’Quin teaches Introductory Biology, Genetics, Cave Ecology, Biostatistics, and Genomics.
He received a B.S. in biology from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. in behavior, ecology, evolution and systematics from the University of Maryland.
Ashley joined Centre College in September of 2018. She received her bachelor’s from Vanderbilt University in 2010, received her law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and was then sworn in as an attorney in the State of Minnesota in October 2013.
She formerly served in the University of Kentucky athletic compliance office, served as a student conduct officer and as a Title IX investigator at Minneapolis College, and served as Assistant Director of Student Accessibility at Eastern Kentucky University.
She has hosted seminars to universities, businesses, and religious groups on topics such as allyship in minority-led social justice movements, engaging millennials in activism, and constitutional rights during traffic stops. Currently, she is a member of the Lexington Urban League Young Professionals, a member of Kentucky Association for Professional African-American Women, and a New Leaders Council Kentucky Board Member.
Azita Osanloo joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of English. Her special interests include the noir and pulp fiction genre, as well as translation and adaptation studies. In 2019, she was named a Centre Scholar.
She earned a B.A. in creative writing and Russian from Oberlin College, and M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Montana, and a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from Florida State University.
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Matt graduated from Centre in 2007 with a B.A. in History and enjoyed a successful stint in political fundraising and public affairs. In 2012, he was named the Fundraiser of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants. Matt lives in Lexington with his wife Sara ’05 and son Teddy and enjoys fishing and watching Arsenal in his free time.
Owens is be responsible for overseeing and leading all accounting functions and Finance Office operations at the College. Scott has been involved in almost every aspect of the business operations of the College at some point in time. Scott has the technical skill to perform the tasks of Controller and, just as importantly, is known and trusted by all segments of our College community. He reports to Bob Keasler, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer.