ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
Academic Affairs office staff help in a variety of ways, from academic advising and ensuring a diverse faculty, staff, and student body; to oversight of academic programs and support for faculty members.
In addition to academic affairs, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College has oversight for the Center for Career & Professional Development, the Center for Global Citizenship, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Diversity Affairs, Grace Doherty Library, Information Technology Services (including telecommunications), and the Registrar.
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS STAFF LISTING
Katherine Griffin joined Centre College in 2018 as sponsored research specialist. She focuses on growing critical research funding for undergraduate students and Centre’s faculty.
Griffin earned a B.A. in biology from Lake Forest College, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
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 will serve 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
Beth Glazier retired as emeritus professor of religion at Centre College in 2017. She taught at Centre since 1988. She has held the Stodghill Professorship in Social Studies since its inception in 2004. In 2016, she completed a five-year term as associate dean. In July 2018 she returned as interim associate dean of the college.
A scholar of the Hebrew Bible and biblical literature, Glazier was a contributing author to Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible, Women in Scripture and Women’s Bible Commentary. She has also written widely on the prophet Malachi. She served as a scholar-in-residence and guest speaker at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington, giving a series of lectures on topics including wisdom literature of the Bible, the tower of Babel story, and the Book of Job. Glazier also has served as scholar-in-residence at Keneseth Israel Congregation in Allentown, Pa.
Glazier and a fellow Centre professor, Thomas McCollough, have co-authored scholarly articles that have appeared in Atiqot and The Journal of Roman Archaeology. The articles evaluate and discuss rare amulets, estimated to be around 2000 years old, unearthed by McCollough and his students on an archaeological team at Sepphoris in Israel.
An outstanding classroom teacher, Glazier has said she wants her students to understand the “exquisite tension” of Bible stories. In her teaching she tries to root biblical passages in their original context.
Glazier is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of George Washington University and earned her M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Chicago. She served as assistant professor of religious studies at The Pennsylvania State University before coming to Centre.
File last updated: 8/6/13
EXPERT: Biblical studies and Biblical history — The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and Hebraic literature — World religions: Judaism and Islam — New Testament studies — Ancient languages
A scholar of the Hebrew bible and biblical literature. Expert on ancient languages. Contributing author to Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible. Served as a scholar-in-residence and guest speaker at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington, giving a series of lectures on topics including wisdom literature of the Bible, the tower of Babel story, and the Book of Job.
Mary Gulley joined the faculty of Centre College in 2004 as assistant professor of psychology.
Gulley’s areas of specialty include social psychology, interpersonal communication, social and personality development, and life span development. Her research has been published in the Journal of Social Issues, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships.
Gulley holds B.A. degrees in biological sciences and psychology from Transylvania University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Louisville.
To read about Dr. Gulley’s CentreTerm course on Alfred Hitchcock, click here.
File last updated: 5/2/13