Academic Affairs2019-05-08T19:41:22+00:00


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.



Katherine Andrews

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Sponsored Research Specialist Work Old Centre Work Phone: 859.238.5212

Katherine Andrews joined Centre’s Academic Affairs team in 2018, after serving in a progression of roles from Research Scientist to VP Strategic Integration in the biotechnology and government sectors.  Earning her B.A. in Biology at Lake Forest College and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at University of Illinois, she did post-doctoral work in neurobiology and taught genetics and molecular biology at Washington University in St. Louis before moving to the private sector.  Her technical experience includes computational chemistry, microbial biochemistry, genomics, and systems biology, with applications to drug discovery, diagnostics, bio-based materials from algae, and cleaner energy.

Before coming to Centre, Andrews wrote and co-developed proposals totaling more than $175 million in federal funding and co-founded the DOE Joint Bioenergy Institute in Emeryville, California.  She now works with Centre faculty and staff to identify funding sources and write competitive proposals for individual and collaborative faculty research programs, undergraduate research, and other scholarly activities.

Email:, phone (859) 238-5212



Marsha Crowe

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Executive Administrative Assistant Academic Affairs Work Old Centre 625 West Walnut Street Danville KY 40422 Work Phone: 859.238.5226

Brian Cusato

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Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College • Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience Centre CollegePsychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Work Old Centre Work Phone: 859.238.5226

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

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Interim Associate Dean of the College • H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Religion, Emeritus Academic Affairs, Religion Work Old Centre Work Phone: 859.238.5205

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

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Assistant Dean for Advising • ADA Coordinator • Assistant Professor of Psychology • Academic and Disability Services Academic Affairs, Psychology Work Old Centre Work Phone: 859.238.5223

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


Rita Rogers

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Senior Administrative Assistant Centre CollegeAcademic Affairs Work Phone: 859.238.5343


Alycia Tidrick

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Academic Enrichment Specialist Work Centre College Old Centre – 105 Work Phone: 859.238.5341

Alycia Tidrick joined the Academic Affairs office in 2019 as Academic Enrichment Specialist. Previously, she served the Student Life Staff advising Centre’s ten fraternities and sororities and coordinates New Student Orientation. Alycia earned her bachelors degree in psychology from DePauw University and her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the Ohio State University. She is originally from Lexington, Ky.


The Honors Convocation, held on Tuesday, May 7th, recognized student achievement in areas of academics, leadership, and service. The awards, prizes, and recipients listed in the Centre Showcase can be found below.

Student Academic Achievement 2018-2019

If you would like a hard copy of the Centre Showcase, please contact the Academic Affairs Office.


The Academic Affairs office is located on the first floor of Old Centre.

Mailing Address:

Academic Affairs
Centre College
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422