Academic Program at Centre College
Adam Betz joined the Centre College faculty in 2018 as visiting assistant professor of philosophy.
His areas of research specialization include applied ethics, normative ethics, social and political philosophy, military ethics, the philosophy of peace and war, and environmental ethics.
Betz earned a B.A. in philosophy from Illinois Wesleyan University, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Eva Cadavid joined Centre’s faculty in 2008. She is associate professor of philosophy.
Before coming to Centre, Cadavid taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and also taught as an adjunct instructor at the Eastman School of Music.
She graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in philosophy and a B.S. in chemistry. She earned her master’s in philosophy from the University of Rochester and her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and can read fluently in French and Ancient Greek.
File last updated: 8/6/13
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.
W. David Hall joined the Centre faculty in 2002, and in 2005 received the Kirk Award for excellence in teaching. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2007, and held the NEH endowed professorship from 2010 to 2013. He has served as chair of the religion program. Prior to coming to Centre College, he taught for two years as visiting assistant professor of religious studies at DePaul University in Chicago.
Dr. Hall’s primary research interest is 19th- and 20th-century European thought. He is co-editor of and contributor to a recent volume of essays entitled Paul Ricoeur and Contemporary Moral Thought (Routledge, 2002), and is the author of Paul Ricoeur and the Poetic Imperative: The Creative Tension Between Love and Justice (SUNY, 2007). His approach is broadly interdisciplinary, addressing currents within philosophy, literary theory, and the social sciences, and their impact on contemporary theology and ethics. His current interests concern questions of political agency within the context of modern notions of state sovereignty.
Dr. Hall received a B.A. in rhetoric from California State University in Sacramento. He attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, where he received an M.Div. and a Ph.D.
File last updated: 6/26/17
Watch a photo essay highlighting Dr. Hall’s Basketball as Religion class.
Andrew Roche joined Centre’s faculty in 2009. He is Paul L. Cantrell Associate Professor of Philosophy, has served as chair of the philosophy program, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2012. He taught previously at the University of Oklahoma and Wheaton College.
His areas of specialization include Kant (theoretical philosophy), early modern philosophy, and philosophy of mind.
Roche received a B.A. in philosophy and French from Amherst College, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University.
File last updated: 6/26/17