CENTRE COLLEGE DIRECTORY
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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.
Charles Vahlkamp is professor emeritus of French at Centre College. He has taught at Centre since 1967. He has lived and studied extensively in France, serving for a year as residential director for Centre’s overseas program in Strasbourg. He also has led five travel-study programs in France for Centre students.
During the year that Vahlkamp directed the program in Strasbourg, his wife, Sarah, a middle-school librarian, coordinated arrangements for middle-school students from Danville to visit France for brief homestays and touring.
Well versed in French history and culture, Professor Vahlkamp is the author of scholarly studies on Voltaire published in Romance Notes and in Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century. He also teaches courses in film history and criticism.
In addition to his academic interests, Vahlkamp has held various leadership posts at Centre. He was one of only two faculty members from NCAA Division III colleges elected to serve on the eight-member executive committee of the Faculty Athletics Representatives Association of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).
Vahlkamp received bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University.
File last updated: 5/2/13
Johann Van Niekerk joined Centre’s faculty in 2015 as assistant professor of music. He is an active conductor, pianist, educator, writer and collaborative artist, originally from South Africa.
He earned his DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington, his M.M. from Temple University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He hails originally from the Republic of South Africa and has lived in the United States since 2009.
File last updated: 9/28/15