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.
Jennifer GoetzAssociate Professor of Psychology • Chair of the Psychology Program Psychology
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