The President’s office includes the President of the College and his assistants, the Vice President for Legal Affairs, and the Chief Planning Officer.
PRESIDENT’S OFFICE STAFF LISTING
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
Jamey works with donors and their advisors to design deferred and estate gifts that best suit their personal and financial goals. He also serves as the College’s general counsel and teaches the occasional class during the College’s three-week CentreTerm. Jamey earned his law degree from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington in 1995. He and his wife, Beth Braswell Leahey ’92, have two children, Patrick ’19 and Kate.
File last updated: 5/1/13
Higher education law — Judicial politics — Hawaiian separatist movement — Long-term philanthropy — Charitable-giving legislation — Congressional charitable-giving reforms — Law school admission
Pre-law advisor for students contemplating and preparing for law school and legal careers. Teaches classes related to law, jurisprudence, and the judicial system. Works with donors and financial advisors to design deferred and estate gifts. In-house attorney for Centre College.
EXPERT: Leadership — Civic engagement — College and university administration — Katrina recovery efforts — Collegiate athletics — Civility (public and otherwise) — Higher education finance
President of Centre College since 1998. A veteran of administrative work at Centre, the University of Richmond, and Miami University. Former Academic All-America football player at Ohio University.
Interested in themes of student leadership, community service, and the scholar-athlete.