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.
Allison Connolly joined Centre’s faculty in 2007 as an assistant professor of French and was named a Centre Scholar in 2011, held an NEH endowed professorship from 2014-16, and in 2009 she received the Kirk Teaching Award.
Before coming to Centre, Connolly was a teaching fellow and course coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she taught English at L’Universite de Montpellier III.
She graduated summa cum laude from Hollins University with a B.A. in French and Spanish. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in French and Francophone literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
File last updated: 8/5/13
Cody, a Louisville, Ky., native, joined Centre College’s Student Life Office in August of 2017, and later moved to admission where he is Assistant Director of Admission and Scholarship Coordinator. He graduated from Centre in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish.
In 2005, Brian Cooney was named Stodghill Professor of Philosophy at Centre College, where he has taught since 1980. In 2009, he received the Kirk Teaching Award.
Cooney has pursued research in the field of philosophical psychology and the mind/brain relationship. He is the author of A Hylomorphic Theory of Mind, published by Peter Lang Inc. in 1992.
He has edited and provided commentary for an anthology of readings in the philosophy of mind entitled The Place of Mind from Wadsworth Publishing Company (1999). His latest book is Posthumanity—Thinking Philosophically about the Future from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2004). It deals with the ways in which future technology will enable us to alter our minds and bodies
Cooney holds a B.A. in classics and philosophy from Saint Louis University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from McGill University.
File last updated: 5/2/13
Willie Costley is assistant professor of Spanish. He joined Centre’s faculty in 2013.
His research interests include U.S. Latina/o literature, border studies, nativism, visual culture, digital humanities, and new media studies. His dissertation analyzes how vigilante organizations circulate anti-immigrant rhetoric on the Internet and how their messages influence representations of immigrants in the “old media.” He is currently investigating the shift of the anti-immigrant movement from dedicated websites to social media platforms and the resurgence of vigilante groups along the Texas-Mexico border.
Costley received a B.A. in Spanish and English from Centre College, an M.A. in Spanish from Bowling Green State University, and a Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of Arizona.
File last updated: 9/4/13
Colleen, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from Transylvania University in 2006 with a B.A. in Business Administration/Marketing and Studio Art. For eight years Colleen has published a small quarterly professional magazine. Colleen lives in Nicholasville with her husband, Alex, and her son, Henry.
Sarah Cramer came to Centre from Indiana University, where she served as the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Specialist. In that role, she provided functional oversight for sexual violence primary prevention initiatives on eight campuses, served as an assessment specialist, advised four student organizations, and was the Principle Investigator on a Rape Prevention Education grant totaling $150,000 per year. Sarah wrote and co-implemented programs that engaged over 12,000 first-year students in the 2017-2018 academic year. Her research and presentations for the ISDH/CDC focus on culturally competent facilitation, culturally-adapted curricula, and intersections with the promotion of holistic sexual wellbeing.
Before her tenure in that role, she served as a sexual assault crisis counselor and advocate and as a social studies teacher at a disciplinary alternative high school.
Sarah is a 2014 graduate of Centre College with a B.A. in government.
Gary Crase joined Centre in 1989.
In addition to his work at Centre College, Gary teaches community education American Sign Language (ASL) classes at Centre and in the Danville community. He serves on the Board of Directors of several deaf organizations, including Kentucky Assisting Deaf Adults to Participate Totally (KyADAPT), Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) Charitable Foundation, and KSD’s Jacobs Hall Museum. He is also a member of the Kentucky Association of the Deaf (KAD) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).
Bill Crummett is professor of physics, emeritus at Centre College. He came to the College in 1987 after teaching at the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and retired in 2014.
Crummett is co-author of University Physics: Models and Applications, a physics textbook published in 1994 by the William C. Brown company. His co-author is Art Western of Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Crummett and Western also collaborated to develop the Sonic Ranger, a piece of equipment that greatly aids student physics laboratories by providing a way to link an ultrasonic ranger with the graphing capabilities of a computer.
He has published articles that have appeared in The Physics Teacher and the American Journal of Physics.
Crummett graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in physics and received his Ph.D. from West Virginia University.
File last updated: 8/18/14
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Berea College, 1995.
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Lisa is responsible for the administration of the CTL online reservation system, manages the content for VBrick (Centre’s video-on-demand system), and assists in coordinating the technology needs for special events. She is the initial point of contact for constituents of the CTL.
Outside of Centre Lisa likes to spend her time with her husband Brett, and their family and friends. Her interests include listening to all types of music, watching movies, and attending various sporting events. She is a member of the Stanford Baptist Church Adult Choir and the Lincoln County Fair Board.
Brian Cusato joined Centre’s faculty in 2006 as assistant professor of psychology, became an associate professor and Centre Scholar in 2009, and a full professor in 2018. In 2016, Cusato was named associate dean of the College. For the 2018-19 academic year, he served as interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College.
Cusato’s research interests concern the behavioral mechanisms of learning in animals. He is most interested in adaptive specializations in learning, as well as the integration of biological, comparative and evolutionary approaches to the study of learned behavior. Cusato’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, and findings from his experiments have been published in numerous journals including Animal Learning and Behavior, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Behavioural Processes, The International Journal of Comparative Psychology, and Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.
Cusato received a B.A. in psychology from Muhlenberg College, a master’s degree from Bucknell University and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
File last updated: 05/16/18
Robyn Cutright joined Centre’s faculty in 2009. She is Charles T. Hazelrigg Associate Professor of Anthropology, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2013.
Her research interests include household archaeology, anthropology and archaeology of food and cuisine, complex societies, gender studies, paleoethnobotany, and archaeology of the Andes and coastal Peru.
Cutright received a B.A. in anthropology and Spanish from Lawrence University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.
To read about her 2012 CentreTerm course, “Pyramids & Politics: Exploring Peru’s Prehispanic Past,” click here.
To read about her 2011 CentreTerm course, “Aliens, Atlantis, and Archaeology,” click here.
To read about the 2009 archeological dig in which Dr. Cutright’s class took part, click here.
File last updated: 7/15/19