Faculty Scholarly Activities and Honors

The following is a sampling of significant scholarly activities by Centre College faculty over the past several years. For a listing of students who have collaborated with these and other professors, visit the Student-Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities page. For a complete faculty directory linked to biographical sketches, visit the Faculty Roster page.

Humanities (Division I)

William Andrus (art)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 William Andrus Paintings, Bowling Green State University Firelands (Huron, Ohio)
  • 2011 Warm and Cool, Aegon Gallery, Centre College (Danville, Ky.)
  • 2009 Colorful, Talley Gallery, Bemidji State University (Bemidji, Minn.)
  • 2008 Paintings by William Andrus, Cochenour Gallery, Georgetown College (Georgetown, Ky.)
  • 2007 Balancing Act, MFA Thesis, Tuska Center for the Contemporary Arts (Lexington, Ky.)
  • 2006 Executions en Masse, Community Arts Center (Danville, Ky.)
  • 2005 Certain Liberties, Rasdall Gallery (Lexington, Ky.)
  • 2004 Recent Works, MetroLex Gallery (Lexington, Ky.)

Permanent Collections

  • Bowling Green State University, Firelands Campus (Huron, Ohio)
  • Doherty Library and Jones Visual Art Center, Centre College (Danville, Ky.)
  • Dr. Donald L. & Dorothy Jacobs Gallery, Georgetown College (Georgetown, Ky.)
  • Mission Lexington Medical Clinic [donation by the artist], (Lexington, Ky.)

Public Lectures

  • 2011 Gallery Talk, The Art Museum, University of Kentucky (Lexington, Ky.)
  • 2009 Artist Lecture/Demonstration, Bemidji State University (Bemidji, Minn.)
  • 2008 Artist Lecture, Community Arts Center (Danville, Ky.)

Genny Ballard (Spanish)


  • The Implied Reader in Hispanic Children’s Literature, The University Press of Kentucky (At press)
  • The Keys to the Kitchen: Cooking and Latina Power in Three Contemporary Latin(o) American Children’s Stories, a chapter in Children’s Literature and Food, Routledge (2008)
  • Entries for Jose Martí, Hilda Perera, Graciela Montes, and Juana de Ibarbourou, Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature (2006)


  • Ricardo Lopez Santillian. Trans. Genny Ballard. Ethnic Mobility: Professional Yucatecan Maya in Merida and their Participation in Culture and Politics/La etnicidad movilizada: los profesionistas mayas yucatecos en Mérida y su participación en el campo cultural y político, UNAM, (2011)


  • Stodghill Research Professorship (2011)
  • Centre Scholar (2011-2013)


  • “Jose Vasconcelos and Mexican Education Reform” SECOLAS (April 2010)
  • “Violence, Discrimination, Segregation: Immigrant Children in Bilingual Latino Children’s Literature” Latin American Studies Association Conference (October 2010)
  • Habla. Original children’s story. The Biggest Fish/El pez más grande, Merida, Mexico (July 2009)
  • “Marxist Muralists.” Invited lecture, University of Kentucky Art Museum (September 2007)
  • “Green Magic in the Jungle Black Magic in the Gutter” ASLE, Wofford College (June 2007)

Larry Bitensky (music)


  • numerous works for a variety of media, with performances throughout the U.S. and abroad

Awards & Honors

  • Fromm Foundation
  • Big Ten Band Directors Association
  • Saint Mary's University Kaplan Commissioning Project
  • World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles
  • Omaha Symphony
  • American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
  • Kentucky Arts Council
  • Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • Kentucky Music Teachers Association

Recording Artist

  • Mark Records
  • Sea Breeze Vista Records

Karin N. Ciholas (French, German; emerita)


  • book on André Gide, University of North Carolina Press
  • 12 short stories in literary magazines


  • four plays; three produced; “One Candle in the Night,” performed at Centre College

Brian P. Cooney (philosophy, emeritus)


  • Posthumanity—Thinking Philosophically about the Future, Rowman & Littlefield (2004)

Vince DiMartino (music, emeritus)


  • Played trumpet on Vivaldi's “Concerto in C for Two Trumpets” from the CD, Music for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble Vol. 2, which was nominated for a Grammy Award

Helen V. Emmitt (English)


  • “Connecting with the Humanities at Centre College” in collaboration with Daniel Manheim, Mark Rasmussen, Milton Reigelman, Maryanne Ward, and Philip White. In a book of essays published by the MLA and edited by Judith Anderson and Christine Farris
  • “Forgotten Memories and Unheard Rhythms: H.D.'s Poetics as a Response to Male Modernism,” in a special issue of Paideuma devoted to H.D. and Marianne Moore (2005)
  • “Rhyming Hope and History: Medbh McGuckian's Recent Poetry,” Shenandoah, Vol. 15, No. 2-3 (Summer/Fall 2001)
  • “‘The One Free Foot Kicking under the White Sheet of History’: Eilean Ni Chuilleanain's Uncanny Landscapes,” Women's Studies, Vol. 29, No. 4 (Fall 2000), a special issue on Irish women authors

Patricia S. Finch (Spanish)
Translating La Celestina, by Fernando de Rojas (European Masterpieces)


  • Don Quijote en el arte y pensamiento de Occidente, with John J. Allen (Madrid: Cátedra, 2004). Material for this book was published in the proceedings of a Yale symposium in 1996 as “Don Quijote en el pensamiento de Occidente: una selección,” in En un lugar de la Mancha: Estudios cervantinos en honor de Manuel Durán (Salamanca: Almar, 1999). Translated and reprinted with significant modification as “Don Quijote Across the Centuries,” in Don Quijote, ed. Diana de Armas Wilson (New York: Norton Critical Edition, 1999)


  • La Celestina, by Fernando de Rojas, ed. Patricia S. Finch. Newark, Del.: European Masterpieces, Spanish Classics No. 9 (2003)

Subsequent variant versions of the above were presented for the Asociación International de Hispanistas in Madrid (1998); at the inauguration of the Salón de Actas of the Casa de Cervantes in Alcalá de Henares (2001), and at four universities in Kentucky, Illinois, and New York. Further presentations at five other colleges and universities occurred during 2005, the quarter centenary of Don Quijote, and another constituted the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Cervantes Society of America [MLA affiliate], Washington, D.C. (December 2005)

Anthony R. Haigh (dramatic arts)


  • Josua in Walden (PBS-TV), directed by Beth Kershner (Opera House, Lexington)
  • Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Anthony Haigh & David Brown (Shakespeare at Equus Run)
  • Nick in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, directed by John Dietrich (Pines Theatre, Dollywood)
  • The King in The Underpants, directed by B.J. Jones (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville)
  • Andre Huguenet in Exits and Entrances, directed by Benny Sato Ambush (Actor’s Guild of Lexington)


  • The Seafarer — Actors Guild of Lexington (December 2011)
  • Loves Labours Lost and Merry Wives of Windsor — Shakespeare at Equus Run
  • Still Life and Annulla by Emily Mann — London, England (2008)


  • Southeastern Theatre Conference, 2005-2006

Recent Courses/Papers

  • “Slow Teaching” — joint paper with Drs. Mark Rasmussen and Ken Keffer, American Association of Academic Deans Conference (Nov. 2011)
  • Stanislavski—His Life and Work — six week seminar for M.A. performance students at the Rose Bruford College. London, England (2008)
  • Powder and Power: Macbeth in Context — 4 day seminar, Royal Palm Players. Boca Grande, Florida (Jan. 2005)
  • Respondent, Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Irene Ryan Awards. Palm Beach, Florida (Feb. 2005)
  • Demystifying Shakespeare: A textual approach to acting Shakespeare — workshop for Florida Theate Conference, West Virginia Theatre Conference, and Kentucky Theatre Association (Nov. 2004)
  • “Samuel Drake: Kentucky’s Theatrical Pioneer-the problems of scholarship” — paper for Theatre Symposium, University of Memphis (Apr. 2004)

Recent Publications

  • “Jane McCullough: Advice for Acting Shakespeare,” Southern Theatre Magazine, Vol. 47, Issue 3
  • “Acting? It’s not the Only Theatre Career,” Southern Theatre Magazine, Vol. 46, Issue 5 (Winter 2005)
  • “Learning from the Master at Summer Camp,” Southern Theatre Magazine, Vol. 46, Issue 5
  • English Regional Theater: A Traveler’s Guide — Web site under construction with funding support from the Associated Colleges of the South and Centre College
  • The Queens English — written and performed for Kentucky Horse Park’s “All the Queens Horses” event (Summer 2003)
  • “English Regional Theatre,” Southern Theatre Magazine Vol. 44, Issue 2
  • “Humana Festival of New American Drama ‘03” Review, Southern Theatre Magazine Vol. 44, Issue 3
  • “Joe Orton: A casebook,” book review for New England Theatre Journal, Vol. 14, pages 145-147

Matthew Hallock (dramatic arts)

Scenic Design

  • The Seagull — Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (2009)
  • The BFG — Lexington Children's Theatre (2008)
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor — Equus Run Shakeseare (2008)
  • Anton in Show Business — Lexington Actor’s Guild (2007)
  • Exits and Entrances — Lexington Actor’s Guild (2007)
  • Rounding Third — Lexington Actor’s Guild (2006)
  • Vincent in Brixton — Lexington Actor’s Guild (2005)
  • Where the Red Fern Grows — Lexington Children’s Theatre (2004)
  • Androcles and the Lion — Lexington Children’s Theatre (2003)

Lighting Design

  • Bat Boy–The Musical — Lexington Actor's Guild (2003)

Judith Pointer Jia (art)


  • Stodghill Research Professorship, Centre College (2006)
  • Centre Scholar Faculty Award, Centre College (2006-08)
  • Al Smith Fellowship for Individual Artists, Kentucky Arts Council (2004)

Selected Exhibitions

  • Uncommon Wealth: A Traveling Exhibit, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art (2007)
  • Handbuilt Clay, Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea, Ky. (2007)
  • Nature/Culture, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, N.M. (2006)
  • A Southern Presence, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Ky. (2006)
  • Ceramic Currents: Program in Artisanry 1975-2003, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Md. (2005)
  • Master Craft Works: Kentucky, Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio (2005)
  • Al Smith Fellowship Exhibit, Actors Theatre of Louisville (2004)
  • Everyday Elegies, & Epiphanies: Ceramics by Judith Pointer Jia, Photographs by Guy Mendez & Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, Ky. (2004)
  • Gaolin International Biennial Ceramic Exhibition, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China (2004)
  • As I See Myself, Kentucky Museum of Art + Design, Louisville, Ky. (2004)
  • CRAFT TRANSFORMED, University Art Gallery, New Bedford, Mass. (2003)
  • Wichita National, Wichita, Kansas Center for the Arts, Honorable Mention, Albert Paley, Juror (2001)

Professional Experience

  • Panelist, Seminar on Chinese Porcelain – From Tradition to Today; panel titled “Vital Issues in International Contemporary Ceramic Art,” University of Kentucky (2008)
  • Juror, American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair, Lexington (2007)
  • Juror, Keeneland Art Fair, Lexington (2006)
  • Panelist, Ceramic Symposium in conjunction with the traveling exhibit, “A Ceramic Continuum: Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence,” University of Kentucky (2004)
  • Panelist, Tangents: Ceramics and Beyond, NCECA Pre-Conference Workshop, “Making Meaning in Clay: Teaching Traditions and Contemporary Issues,” Indiana University, Bloomington (2004)

Jane Joyce (classics, emerita)


  • Translation with commentary and glossary of Statius' Thebaid—A Song of Thebes (Cornell University Press) 2008
  • Reissue of The Quilt Poems in Quilt Pieces (Gnomon Press) 2008


  • Stodghill Award (2010 spring term)

Patrick Kagan-Moore (dramatic arts)


  • Vincent in Brixton at the Actors Guild of Lexington (November 2005)

Ken Keffer (French, German)


  • Kentucky Philological Association and Kentucky Foreign Language Conference on Kantian Aesthetics (2006)


  • Monluc and Warfare in 16th France, Droz Editions, Geneva (2005)
  • Actes du Colloque sur l'histoire de la Renaissance (Monluc, La Noue et Brantome)


  • Montaigne For Ever. Published by Mellen (2001); published by Champion Editions, Paris (2005)

Daniel J. Kirchner (philosophy)


  • “What is a Hegelian performance?”, Comment on Martin Donougho “Performing Hegel” for Society of German Idealism, Pacific Meeting, American Philosophical Association (March-April 2010)


  • “Augustine’s Use of Epicureanism: Three Paradigmatic Problems for a Theory of Friendship in the Confessions”, International Philosophical Quarterly (June 2010)

William Robert Levin (art history, emeritus)

Selected Publications

  • “Federico Botana, The Works of Mercy in Italian Medieval Art (c. 1050-c. 1400), Medieval Church Studies, vol. 20, Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers n.v., 2011” (book review), Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies, in press (2013)
  • “Il Mantello della virtù in un affresco della Misericordia: Guida pratica di filantropia,” San Sebastiano: Periodico della Misericordia di Firenze, anno 64, no. 252 (July-September 2012), pp. 34-36, 1 illustration
  • “The Canopy of Holiness at the Misericordia in Florence and Its Sources (Part Two),” Southeastern College Art Conference Review, vol. 15, no. 4 (2009), pp. 393-407, 9 illustrations
  • “The Canopy of Holiness at the Misericordia in Florence and its Sources (Part One),” Southeastern College Art Conference Review, vol. 15, no. 3 (2008), pp. 309-325, 12 illustrations
  • Reviewer, John B. Nici, Barron’s AP Art History 2008 and Barron’s AP Art History, 2nd edition (study guides for the Advanced Placement Examination in Art History), Hauppauge, N. Y.: Barron’s Educational Series, 2008, 2012
  • Reviewer, Marilyn Stokstad, Art History, 3rd edition, Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2007
  • “‘Tanto goffe e mal fatte...dette figure si facessino...belle:’ The Trecento Overdoor Sculptures for the Baptistry in Florence and Their Cinquecento Replacements,” Studies in Iconography, vol. 26 (2005), pp. 205-242, 21 illustrations
  • The Allegory of Mercy at the Misericordia in Florence: Historiography, Context, Iconography, and the Documentation of Confraternal Charity in the Trecento, Lanham, Maryland, University Press of America, 2004; 188 pages, 20 illustrations
  • Images of Love and Death in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art, exhibition catalogue, Ann Arbor, Michigan, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1976; 92 pages, 113 illustrations

Selected Presentations

  • “Conflict, Conciliation, Community, and Salvation in Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise,” Invited lecture, The University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, October 2012
  • “Deciphering the Symbolic Codes in Western Art and Architecture,” Invited lecture, St. Andrew’s Regional Library (Richland County Library System), Columbia, South Carolina, October 2012
  • “Heroes and Heroic Narratives in Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise,” Twenty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2012
  • “Origins, Analogues, and Redemption Theology of the Nursing Madonna Image-Type,” Invited lecture, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, November 2011
  • “Open Door, Open Mind, Open Heart” (Session: The Art of Education — A Panel Discussion with the SECAC 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners), Sixty-seventh Annual Meeting of the Southeastern College Art Conference, Savannah, Georgia, November 2011
  • “Unifying Themes in Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise,” Invited Lecture, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, October 2011
  • “Iconographical Integrity in Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise” (Session: Italian Renaissance Art), Thirty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Art History Society, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 2011
  • “Toward A Fuller Understanding of Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise” (Session: Reconsiderations), Annual Meeting of the South Central Renaissance Conference, Saint Louis, Missouri, March 2011
  • “Focus, Scope, Persistence, and Dexterity in the Sculpture Program for the Exterior of the Florentine Baptistry” (Session: Iconography and Typology), Sixth Quadrennial Conference on Italian Renaissance Sculpture, Memphis, Tennessee, November 2008

Selected Recognitions and Awards

  • Deering Society, Northwestern University Library, 2012 ff
  • Harry B. Hutchins Society, The University of Michigan, 2011 ff
  • Southeastern College Art Conference Award for Exemplary Achievement, 2010
  • Southeastern College Art Conference Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010
  • Who’s Who in the World (biographical profile in recognition of professional accomplishments), 26th edition 2009; continued in subsequent annual editions
  • Henry P. Tappan Society, The University of Michigan, 2009 ff
  • “A Sculptural Juggling Act and Iconographical Agility on the Exterior of the Baptistry in Florence,” Invited lecture, Julius Fund Lecture in Renaissance Art, Cleveland Museum of Art in association with the Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, November 2008
  • Who’s Who in America (biographical profile in recognition of professional accomplishments), 62nd edition (2008), vol. 1, p. 2774; continued in subsequent annual editions
  • H. W. Stodghill and Adele Stodghill Research Professorship, Centre College, Fall 2006
  • Southeastern College Art Conference Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication, 2004

Nathan Link (music)


  • “Handel's Continuities of Time,” in Word, Image, and Song (Rochester, University of Rochester Press, 2012)
  • “The Orchestra as Choric Voice in Handel's Operas,” Göttinger Händel-Beiträge, 12 (2008): 163-181
  • “Handel's Operas, 1726-1741” (Review)
  • “Performance: George Frideric Handel, Guilio Cesare,” Opera Quarterly 24, no. 2-4 (Oxford Unversity Press), 2009, 313-324
  • Review of Bärenreiter vocal score editions of Riccardo primo, Re d’Inghilterra (HWV 23) and Tolomeo, Re d’Egitto (HWV 25), in Opera Today, March 2008
  • Audio Study Tools for Craig Wright, Listening to Music, 5th ed. (Thomson Schirmer, 2007)


  • “Handel's Cleopatra” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Indianapolis (November 2010)
  • “Cleopatra the Nightingale” presented at American Handel Society Conference, Princeton (April 2007)
  • “Voices in Handel’s Operatic Arias,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Washington, D.C. (October 2005)
  • “Song and Enchantment in Handel’s Operas,” presented at the American Handel Society Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico (March 2005)
  • “Handel’s Dramatic Practice,” pre-performance lectures given in conjunction with Yale Opera’s production of Giulio Cesare in Egitto, New Haven, Connecticut (March 2003)


  • Vice-President, American Handel Society
  • Vice-President, American Musicological Society, South-Central Chapter (2010-2011)


  • Beth Glixon, Rebecca Cypess, and Nathan Link, editors. Word, Image, and Song — Vol. 1: Essays on Early Modern Italy; Vol. 2: Essays on Musical Voices (Rochester, University of Rochester Press, 2010)


  • Centre Scholar 2009-2011
  • Stodghill Recipient 2008-2009

Jaemi Loeb (music)

Awards & Honors

  • Houston Press, “Houston’s 100 Most Creative People” (2012)
  • Honorary Member of Tau Beta Sigma (2012)
  • Schissler Conducting Fellow at the University of Houston (2008–2011)
  • Founding Artistic and Music Director, Houston Heights Orchestra (2011-2012)

Guest Conducting

  • St. Michel Strings, Mikkeli, Finland (January 2013)
  • HaZamir International Festival Chorus, Lincoln Center, New York (March 2012)


  • “Feminine Leadership.” Keynote Address at Tau Beta Sigma Women in Music Conference, Houston, Texas (April 2012)
  • “Conducting Technique and Ensemble Creation.” Clinic for Harmony School System music faculty, Sugarland, Texas (August 2011)
  • “Women in Power.” Harmony School of Science Women's History Month Celebration, Sugarland, Texas (March 2011)

Other Performances

  • Trombone, Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas (2010-2012)

Mark Lucas (English)


  • Red Barn Radio (June 2008)
  • American Songwriter (January 2008)


  • “Stephen Rolfe Powell: An Anecdotal Biography,” in Stephen Rolfe Powell, Glassmaker. University Press of Kentucky (2007)
  • Work-in-progress: Lives of the Southern Writers [biographies]


  • Principal narrator of Fire and Motion, PBS/KET documentary (nationwide release December 2008)

Dan Manheim (English)


  • Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin


  • Emily Dickinson’s Reading, special issue of The Emily Dickinson Journal, Spring 2010


  • “‘And row my blossoms o'er’: Gift Giving and Emily Dickinson's Poetic Vocation,” forthcoming in The Emily Dickinson Journal, Winter 2011
  • “Pearl's Golden Chain,” The Explicator, v68, #3, 2010
  • “‘Have We Not a Hymn?’ Emily Dickinson and the Rhetoric of New England Revivalism,” in The New England Quarterly (September 2005)
  • “The Signifying Spinster: How Emily Dickinson Found Her Voice,” in issue of ESQ (Winter 2005)

James V. Morrison (classics)


  • Shipwrecks and Transformation in Homer, Shakespeare, Defoe, and the Modern World (expected 2012); supported by an NEH Research Fellowship 2006-7
  • Reading Thucydides (Ohio State University Press 2006)
  • A Companion to Homer's Odyssey (Greenwood Press 2003)
  • Homeric Misdirection: False Predictions in the Iliad (University of Michigan Press)


  • “Divine Voice and Human Leadership in the Early Christian Church,” in Orality, Literacy, and Religion, A. Lardinois et al (edd.), Leiden, Brill (2011) 371-88
  • “Thucydides' History Live: Reception, Politics, and Debate,” in C. Cooper (ed.), Orality VI The Politics of Orality (2007) 217-33
  • “Similes for Odysseus and Penelope: mortality, divinity, identity,” in R. Rabel (ed.), Approaches to Homer, Ancient and Modern, University Press of Wales (2006) 73-89
  • “Speech and Narrative in Thucydides,” Antonios Rengakos, Antonios Tsakmakis (edd.), The Brill Companion to Thucydides (2006) 251-77
  • “Memory, Time, and Writing: Oral and Literary Aspects of Thucydides' History,” ed. C. Mackie, Oral Performance and its Contexts (2004) 95-116
  • “Historical Lessons in the Melian Episode,” TAPA 130 (2000) 119-148
  • “Shipwreck Encounters: Odyssean Wanderings, the Tempest, and the Post-Colonial World,” Classical and Modern Literature 20 (2000) 59-90

Stacey Peebles (English)

Selected publications

  • “Cormac McCarthy and Film.” In The Cambridge Companion to Cormac McCarthy. Ed. Steven Frye. New York: Cambridge University Press. (forthcoming)
  • “Cormac McCarthy's Dramas and Screenplays.” In Critical Insights: Cormac McCarthy. Ed. David Cremean. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press. (forthcoming)
  • Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq. Cornell University Press (2011)
  • “Hang and Rattle: Horsebreaking from Novel to Film in All the Pretty Horses.” In Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, The Road. Ed. Sara Spurgeon. London: Continuum (2011) 43-57
  • “He's Huntin' Something: Hazel Motes as Ex-Soldier.” In Wise Blood: A Re-Consideration. Ed. John Han. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press (2011) 371-88
  • “Lines of Sight: Watching War in Jarhead and My War: Killing in Iraq.” PMLA 124.5 (2009): 1662-76
  • “'Hold Still': Models of Masculinity in the Coens' No Country for Old Men.” No Country for Old Men: A Casebook. Ed. Lynnea Chapman King and Rick Wallach. Lanham, Md.: The Scarecrow Press (2009) 124-38

Selected talks

  • “Dancing with Cormac: The Sunset Limited in Production.” American Literature Association Conference. Boston, Mass. (May 2011)
  • The Sunset Limited and the Meaning of Suffering.” InSight Lecture, Triad Stage, Greensboro, N.C. (February 2011)
  • “Welcome to the Suck: The First Wave of Iraq War Stories.” Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Conference. Princeton University (November 2010)
  • “'Since there were folks': Using History to Build Blood Meridian.” Cormac McCarthy Conference: 25 Years of Blood Meridian. Texas State University (October 2010)
  • Blood Meridian Beginnings: Notes on the Archive.” American Literature Symposium. Savannah, Ga. (October 2009)
  • “Making (and Unmaking) a Military Man: Iraq, Gender, and the Failure of the Masculine Collective.” Modern Language Association. San Francisco, Calif. (December 2008)

George Phillips (English)

Selected Publications

  • “Structures of Irony: Curiosity and Fetishism in Late Imperial London.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 44.3 (Winter 2011): 424-43
  • “The Boer War (South Africa, Netherlands, Great Britain)” and “Simmel, Georg (1858-1918).” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. London: Routledge, in press

Recent Conference Presentations

  • “Transnational Mediations: Woolf, Lamming, and the Space Between,” seminar paper delivered at Modernist Studies Association, Las Vegas, October 2012
  • “Curiosity as Ironic Response: E. M. Forster at the British Empire Exhibition,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, University of Louisville, February 2011
  • “Henry James and the Poetics of Authentic Display,” Midwest Association of British Studies, Cleveland, October 2010
  • “Recognition and Its Discontents: Yinka Shonibare’s Dorian Gray,” New Narrative Conference, University of Toronto, May 2010
  • “Impressionism, Modernism, and Postcolonialism, 1950-Present: A Literary Perspective,” The Art Museum of the University of Kentucky, April 2010 (Invited)

Stephen R. Powell (art)


  • Stephen Rolfe Powell: Glassmaker, University Press of Kentucky (2007)


2005   Award of Excellence, Jurors Award—Habatat International Glass Invitational Sponsored by
          the Toledo Museum of Art

2004   Acorn Award, Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education

Selected Print Media

  • DK Collector's Guides, 20th Century Glass, by Judith Miller, featured “Igniting Lunar Lunacy”, pg. 213, DK Publishing (2004)

Broadcast Media

  • HGTV “Modern Masters” Glass Artist, Episode MAS-705 (February & November 2002)

Solo Exhibitions

2009   Hawk Galleries (Columbus, Ohio)
          d'Art Center (Norfolk, Va.)

2008   Janice Mason Art Museum (Cadiz, Ky.)

2007   Marx-Saunders Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)
          Marta Hewett Gallery (Cincinnati, Ohio)
          Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (Louisville, Ky.)

2006   Foundry Art Centre St. (St. Charles, Mo.)
          Tobin-Hewett Gallery (Louisville, Ky.)

2005   Concept Art Gallery (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
          Hawk Gallery (Columbus, Ohio)
          Muskegon Museum of Art (Muskegon, Mich.)

2004   R. Duane Reed Galleries (St. Louis, Mo.)
          Tobin-Hewett Gallery (Louisville, Ky.)

Select Permanent Collections

  • The Auckland Museum (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Cincinnati Art Museum (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • The Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, N.Y.)
  • Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Haystack Mountain School (Deer Isle, Maine)
  • Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • Huntsville Museum of Art (Huntsville, Ala.)
  • Lvov Art Institute (Lvov, Ukraine)
  • Mobile Museum of Fine Art (Mobile, Ala.)
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Art (Montgomery, Ala.)
  • Muskegon Museum of Art (Muskegon, Mich.)
  • Sydney College of Art (Sydney, Australia)

Milton Reigelman (English)

Recent Books

  • Hearts of Darkness: Melville, Conrad and Narratives of Oppression, co-editor. 2010. Inaugural volume of Melville Studies Series, M-Studio Publishers, Katowice, Poland
  • Secret Sharers: Melville, Conrad, and Narratives of the Real, co-editor. 2011. M-Studio Publishers, Poland

Selected Recent Articles

  • The Love Song of Jeffrey Aspern Prufrock,” Polish Journal of American Studies (Vol. 6, 2012), Poznan, Poland
  • “Connecting with the Humanities at Centre College,” one of six authors, in Integrating Literature and Writing Instruction, ed. Judith H. Anderson and Christine R Farris, Modern Language Association of America: New York, 2007
  • “Another Turn of the Screw in James' The Aspern Papers,Kentucky Philological Review, vol. 20, March 2006
  • “Melville's Mardi as Literary Pompidou Centre,” Editors' Choice in Kentucky Philological Review, vol. 19, March 2005

Selected Other Recent Activities

  • “Melville and American Philosophy,” Melville and Americanness, The University of East Anglia, England, June 2012
  • Coordinator: Energizing Kentucky conferences (co-sponsored by Berea, Centre, University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville) and editor of the Energizing Kentucky white paper, 2008-2010
  • Co-Chair: “Hearts of Darkness: Melville and Conrad in the Space of World Culture” Conference, Szczecin, Poland, 4-7 August 2007. (www.melville.us.edu.pl)
  • Global Partners Tri-Consortial Teagle Grant to Evaluate Study-Abroad Experiences (Associated Colleges of the South, Great Lakes College Association, and Associated Colleges of the Midwest), 2005-2007
  • Rotary International District Selection Committee, Ambassadorial International Scholarships, 2003-2006

Andrew Roche (philosophy)

Recent Publications

  • “Transcendental Idealism: A Proposal.” Journal of the History of Philosophy (forthcoming)
  • “Kant's Theory of Perception.” Proceedings of the 11th International Kant Congress (forthcoming)
  • “Allais on Transcendental Idealism.” Kantian Review 16, No. 3 (2011): 351-74
  • “Kant's Principle of Sense.” British Journal for the History of Philosophy 18, No. 4 (2010): 663-91

Sheldon Tapley (art)


2004     Martha & Merrit deJong Memorial Artist-in-Residence, Evansville Museum, Indiana

Solo Exhibitions

2008     Center for Contemporary Art—Sacramento (Sacramento, Calif.)
2004     Evansville Museum (Evansville, Ind.)
2003     Owensboro Museum of Fine Art (Owensboro, Ky.)
2002     Tatistcheff Gallery (New York, N.Y.)

Group Exhibitions

2006     Artists At And After Grinnell, Faulconer Gallery (Grinnell College, Iowa)
2005     Gallery Artists (December), Tatistcheff Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
            Gallery Artists (September), Tatistcheff Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
            Annual Collector's Exhibition, Arkansas Center for Contemporary Art (Little Rock, Ark.)
            Dances of Death, Tatistcheff Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
            The Ever-Changing Landscape, Kentucky Museum of Art+Design (Louisville, Ky.)
2003     Contemporary American Realism VI, M. A. Doran Gallery (Tulsa, Okla.)
2002     Annual Collector's Exhibition, Arkansas Center for Contemporary Art (Little Rock, Ark.)

Publications and Reviews

2005     Kentucky Homes and Gardens Magazine, “Magical Believability”, an illustrated feature article by
            Cynthia Rush (Nov/Dec 2005)

2004     Sheldon Tapley, essay by John Streetman, Director, The Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science,
            in a catalog published by the museum to accompany a solo exhibition of the same title (April)

2001     Looking at Painting, A KET video production, written & directed by Robert Tharsing

2001     Tulsa World, “American Realism Exhibit seeks the Dreams Beneath the Surface”


  • AEGON Corporation (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Brown-Foreman Distilleries (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Centre College (Danville, Ky.)
  • Compaq Computer (Houston, Tex.)
  • Ernst and Young, Inc. (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Evansville Museum (Evansville, Ind.)
  • Fidelity Investments (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa)
  • Hilliard and Lyons (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Houston Industries (Houston, Tex.)
  • Nations Bank (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts (Owensboro, Ky.)
  • Prudential Life Insurance (Houston, Tex.)
  • Ralston-Purina Corporation (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • University of Kentucky Art Museum (Lexington, Ky.)

Philip White (English)


  • The Clearing (poems), published in 2007


  • Ralston Fellowship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, 2008
  • Walt Macdonald first book prize (poetry), 2007
  • Pushcart Prize in Poetry, 2006
  • Georges and Anne Borchardt Scholarship, Sewanee Writers' Conference, 2005

Articles, etc.

  • “Counterpoint,” “Rising and Falling Rhythm,” and “Heptasyllable,” Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (forthcoming)
  • “Connecting with the Humanities at Centre College” (with profs. Emmitt, Manheim, Rasmussen, Reigelman, and Ward), Integrating Literature and Writing Instruction in First-Year English, MLA (2007)


The New Republic, Slate (online), Poetry, Cincinnati Review, Hudson Review, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, Quarterly West, Literary Imagination, The Journal, Ninth LetterTar River Poetry, Verse Daily (reprint; online), Poetry Daily (reprint; online), Poetry Magazine.com (reprint; online), and other journals and magazines

Poems reprinted in books

  • Poetry Daily Essentials (2007)
  • The Pushcart Prize XXXI (2006)

Roberta White (English, emerita)


  • A Studio of One's Own: Fictional Women Painters and the Art of Fiction, a book of literary criticism (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005)

Lisa Williams (English)


  • Woman Reading to the Sea: Poems, W.W. Norton (2008)
  • The Hammered Dulcimer (1998)


  • The 2007 Barnard Women Poets Prize
  • Rome Prize in Literature for 2004-2005 by the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • May Swenson Poetry Prize for The Hammered Dulcimer
  • Elliston Poetry Fellowship and Elliston Poetry Prize from the University of Cincinnati
  • Henry Hoynes Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Prize from the University of Virginia
  • Tennessee Williams Scholarship, Walter E. Dakin Fellowship, and the Elizabeth Matchett Stover award

Articles and essays

  • “A Forest of Forms: The Poetry of Susan Stewart” (forthcoming in The Hollins Critic)
  • “An Innovative Music: Two British Poets” (essay/review), The Cincinnati Review (2009), also a Poetry Daily Prose Selection of the Week (2009)
  • Review of John Allan Wyeth's This Man's Army: A War in Fifty-Odd Sonnets in The Hollins Critic (2009)
  • “Traveling: The Poetry of Sarah Arvio” in The Hollins Critic (Spring 2007)

Poems published or forthcoming in

Orion, Poetry Daily, The Missouri Review, Measure, Salmagundi, Raritan, The Cincinnati Review, The New Republic, Poetry, New England Review, Southwest Review, Ninth Letter, Literary Imagination, Michigan Quarterly Review, Georgia Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Crab Orchard Review, Quadrant, and Verse Daily

Regularly publishes essays on contemporary poetry in The Hollins Critic, for which she is a contributing editor

Work featured in Best American Erotic Poets: 1800 to Present, Best American Poetry 2009, and Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds (selected by Billy Collins)

Ian Wilson (German, humanities)


Entries for Jean Toomer, Richard Allen, Colson Whitehead, photography and literature; James Van Der Zee, basketball and literature and Michael Jordan, An Encyclopedia of African American Literature (Greenwood Press, 2005)


  • “A Return to Memory, Possibility, Life: The Spirit of Narrative in John Edgar Wideman’s The Cattle Killing.” Forthcoming in 2010 in essay collection Out of the Dead Land: Corpses, Ghosts, and the Reanimated Dead in Twentieth-Century American Texts and Performances, eds. Lisa Perdigao and Mark Pizzato
  • “Greeting the Holocaust's Dead? Narrative Strategies and the Undead in Elfriede Jelinek's Die Kinder der Toten.” Modern Austrian Literature 39.3-4 (2006): 27-56


  • Elfriede Jelinek: Writing Woman, Nation, and Identity, eds. Matthias Konzett and Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger. Modern Austrian Literature 41.4 (2008)
  • Martin Chalmers, trans. Gier. By Elfriede Jelinek. Modern Austrian Literature 41.1 (2008)

Scholarly Conference Activity

  • “‘Begreifen können wir es nicht!’: Performing Sexual Normalcy in Elfriede Jelinek’s Die Klavierspielerin”: Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association Conference, Seattle, Wash. (April 2008)
  • Co-organizer and respondent, “Crossing the Bridge? Transnational Identities in the Films of Fatih Akin”: German Studies Association Conference, San Diego, Calif. (October 2007)
  • “‘Und mir bleibt die Sprache weg’: Strategies of Artistic Skepticism in Elfriede Jelinek’s Nobel Prize Lecture ‘Im Abseits’”: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Ky. (April 2007)
  • “(Not) Reading the Holocaust: Illegibility and Elfriede Jelinek’s Die Kinder der Toten”: Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. (December 2005)
  • “Contemporary Austrian Critiques of the Spectacle of Violence: Funny Games and Der Kameramörder”: Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Ky. (April 2005)
  • “Vampires as Readers of the Past: Elfriede Jelinek’s Krankheit oder Moderne Frauen”: Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, Mo. (November 2004)

Social Studies (Division II)

David A. Anderson (economics)

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Stodghill Research Professorship (2012)
  • Chief Reader, AP Microeconomics Program (2008 to present)
  • Permaculture Design Certificate, Ecological Solutions of Australia (2005)

Selected Books

  • Explorations in Economics, with Alan Krueger (2013, Worth)
  • Cracking the AP Economics Exam, 8e (2012, Princeton Review/Random House)
  • Favorite Ways to Learn Economics, 3e, with James Chasey (2012, Worth)
  • Krugman’s Economics for AP, with Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, and Margaret Ray (2011, Worth)
  • Economics, 2e, with Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, and Margaret Ray (2011, Worth)
  • Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management, 3e (2010, Routledge)
  • Treading Lightly: The Joy of Conservation, Moderation, and Simple Living (2009, Pensive Press)
  • Contemporary Economics for Managers (2008, Worth Publishers)
  • Economics by Example (2007, Worth Publishers)
  • Sometimes I Get So Angry! Anger Management for Everyone (2007, Pensive Press)

Selected Articles

  • “A Voting Approach to Externality Problems,” 14:1 • Journal of Economic and Social Policy (2010)
  • “Finding the Path to Optimal Deterrence by Tracking the Path that Leads to Crime,” Senior Editor’s Introduction, 9:2 • Criminology & Public Policy (May 2010)
  • “Utopia Isn’t So Bad,” 68:5 • The Humanist (Sept./Oct. 2008), 20-24
  • “Sex Stereotyping and Under-Representation of Female Characters in 200 Popular Children’s Picture Books: A 21st Century Update,” with Mykol Hamilton, 55:11/12 • Sex Roles: A Journal of Research (2006) 757-765
  • “The Determinants of Municipal Solid Waste”, 24:2 • Journal of Applied Economics and Policy (2005)
  • “Evaluating Policies for Sustainability: The Neglected Influence of Visual Images,” International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability (2005)
  • “Gender Role Stereotyping of Parents in Children's Picture Books: The Invisible Father,” with Mykol Hamilton, 52:3/4 • Sex Roles: A Journal of Research (2005) 145-151
  • “The Aggregate Burden of Crime,” republished in Kurt Finsterbush, ed., Taking Sides: Social Issues, 13e (2004, McGraw-Hill/Duskin), and in Isaac Ehrlich and Zhiqiang Lui, eds., The Economics of Crime (2005, Edward Elgar)


  • “The Cost of Crime,” 7:3 Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics (2011) 209-265

Rick Axtell (religion)


  • The Candidates Calculated Silence on Poverty, Huffington Post(October 11, 2012)
  • The Other Side of HOPE: Squandering Social Capital in Louisville’s HOPE VI, Submitted to the Journal of Poverty (2012) Currently under review.
  • Attitudes toward War, Peace, and Military Service in Early Christianity—Jesus Movement; in The Encyclopedia of Religion and War, eds. Elizabeth Eno and David Levinson, Berkshire/Routledge Publishing (2003)

Papers and Presentations

  • The Other Side of HOPE: Deconcentration of Poverty and Social Networks in Louisville’s HOPE VI. Paper presented at annual meeting of Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky (October 22, 2011)
  • Displacing Injustice: Public Policy Research and Positive Social Change. Panel at annual meeting of Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky (October 22, 2011)
  • The Other Side of HOPE. Presented to the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Housing Justice Research Group, University of Louisville (October 5, 2011)
  • The World is our Classroom. Panel presentation at the Southeast Commission on the Study of Religion/American Academy of Religion SE Region Annual Meeting, Raleigh, N.C. (March 2009)
  • Living in Hope: An Assessment of the HOPE VI Redevelopment Project in Louisville, Kentucky. Paper presented at the Society of Christian Ethics, Chicago, Ill. (January 2009)

Steve Beaudoin (history)


  • “La microhistoire, la performance et l’étude de débats parlementaires: le Thermidor de Victorien Sardou et le théâtre de la politique” Faire parler le Parlement, Rozenberg, Oliver, Cécile Vigour, and Claire de Galembert, eds. Paris: LGDJ (forthcoming 2013)
  • “Les partenaires sociaux: la charité privée et l’État-providence. Un bilan de recherche,” translated by Harry Girard, Bulletin de l’Institut Aquitain d’Etudes Sociales (Automne, 2011): 1-19
  • Poverty in World History, part of “Themes in World History” series. Routledge Press (January 2007)


  • The Industrial Revolution. Problems in European Civilization Series, ed. Merry Wiesner. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (2003)


  • Modern Europe Section, Encyclopedia of World History, 6 ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (2001)

Articles and Encyclopedia Entries

  • “The Welfare State,” Encyclopedia of European Social History, New York: Scribner's and Sons (2001)
  • “Current Debates in the Study of the Industrial Revolution,” Organization of American Historians Magazine of History for Teachers of History (Fall 2000): 7-13


  • “Microhistory and the Study of Parliamentary Debates: Victorien Sardou’s Thermidor and the Theater of Politics,” Faire Parler le Parlement/Making Parliament Speak Conference, Paris, France (2010)
  • “Building Chinese Studies from Scratch: Centre College’s Experience,” ACS Annual Chinese Studies Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2009)

Beth Glazier-McDonald (religion)

Contributing author

  • Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible
  • articles in the forthcoming Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity
  • co-author with Thomas McCollough of articles that have appeared in Atiqot and The Journal of Roman Archaeology, on amulets discovered in excavations in Israel


  • faculty leader, March of Remembrance and Hope (May 2006)

David Hall (religion)


  • Paul Ricoeur and the Poetic Imperative: The Creative Tension Between Love and Justice (SUNY, 2007)
  • Paul Ricoeur and Contemporary Moral Thought, co-edited with William Schweiker and John Wall (Routledge, 2002)


  • “The Practice of Memory: Vichian Imagination in Re-membering the Integrity of Life Before God” in Theological Reflection and the Pursuit of Ideals: Theology, Human Flourishing, Freedom. Ed. David Jasper and Dale Wright (Ashgate, May 2013)
  • “A Poetics of the Divine: Rethinking Theology Along the Lines of Literature” (under review)
  • “A Collusion of Tropes: Simile, Hyperbole, Metaphor, and Irony in the Work of Theology.” Intertexts: A Journal of Comparative and Theoretical Reflection 16.2 (Fall 2012)
  • “The Primacy of Rhetoric: Ernesto Grassi's Recovery of Humanism and the Possibilities for Philosophy and Religious Studies.” The Religion and Culture Web Forum of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion (July 2010)
  • “All American Messiah: The Death of Captain America and the Symbolism of American Messianic Aspiration.” Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds, vol. 3.2-3 (August-November 2007, released April 2010)
  • “The Modern Day Followers of the Lamb: The Rhetoric of Suffering and the Politics of Identity in the Left Behind Series,” in Subverting Scripture: Contemporary Echos of the Bible. Ed. Beth Hawkins Benedix (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009)
  • “The Economy of the Gift: Paul Ricoeur's Poetic Redescription of Reality.” Journal of Literature and Theology, vol. 20, no. 2 (June 2006)
  • “Does Creation Equal Nature: Confronting the Christian Confusion about Ecology and Cosmology.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, vol. 73, no. 3 (September 2005); reprinted in Religion and the Environment, Roger S. Gottleib, ed. (Routledge, 2010), and in Religion and Science, Sarah Fletcher Harding and Nancy Morvillo, eds. (Routledge, 2010)

Conference papers

  • “Enacting Traditions: Ricoeur and the Possibilities of an Aesthetic Religiousity,” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago (November 2012)
  • “Shades of Irony: Giambattista Vico's ‘Barbarism of Reflection,’ the (Post)Modern Glorification of the Ironist, and the Possibilities for aTheological Appropriation of Irony,” Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA (November, 2010)
  • “The Practice of Memory: Vichian Imagination in Re-membering the Integrity of Life Before God,” Conference of the International Society for Religion, Literature, and Culture, Oxford, UK (September, 2010)
  • “The Primacy of Rhetorical Speech: Philosophy and Religion Among the Humanists,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Cambridge, MA (March, 2009)
  • Panel respondant, Consultation on Religion and Humanism, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL (November, 2008)
  • “All American Messiah: The Death of Captain America and the Symbolism of American Messianic Aspiration,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Long Beach, CA (April, 2008)


  • Steering Committee Chair, Religion and Humanism Consultation, American Academy of Religion
  • Alumni Council, Disciples Divinity House of the University of Chicago

Michael F. Hamm (history, international studies)


  • “Kiev,” in Europe since 1914 Encyclopedia of the Age of war and Reconstruction, eds. John Merriman & Jay Winter (2006), vol. 3, pp. 1558-64
  • “Jews and Revolution in Kharkiv: How One Ukrainian City Escaped a Pogrom in 1905,” in Jonathan D. Smele and Anthony Heywood, eds., The Russian Revolution of 1905: Centenary Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge, 2005):156-76
  • “On the Perimeter of Revolution: Kharkiv's Academic Community, 1905”, Revolutionary Russia, vol. 15, no. 1 (June 2002): 45-68


  • “Teaching Sustainability in College World History Courses,” Southwest Historical Association, Denver, April 2009
  • Presented to the British Study Group on the Russian Revolution, Aberdeen, Scotland (2007), Nottingham, England (2004), and Durham, England (2002). All of the papers dealt with the 1905 Revolution in Kharkiv.
  • “Kyiv: A Portrait of an Artisitc City,” at the International Council for Central and East European Studies World Congress, Berlin (2005)


  • “‘Special and Bewildering’: A Portrait of Late Imperial and Early Soviet Kyiv,” in Irena Makaryk & Virlana Tkach, eds., Jubilant Experimentalism: Kyiv and International Modernism, forthcoming, University of Toronto Press (Spring 2010)


  • Board of Directors of the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees, Kentucky Chapter of the Nature Conservancy

Lori Hartmann-Mahmud (international studies)

Recent Publications

  • With Brian Klosterboer, “Difficult to Repair: Applying African Models for Transitional Justice to Peace and Restoration Prospects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” (forthcoming in African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, 2013)
  • With Robert Bosco, “The Securitization of Park51” in Peace Review: Journal of Social Justice 24/3 (2011)
  • “Pounding Millet during school hours: obstacles to girls’ formal education in Niger” in European Journal of Development Research 23/3 (July 2011)
  • “Neoliberalism: A Useful Tool for Teaching Critical Topics in Political Science”, Political Science and Politics 42/4 (October 2009)
  • “As Development Seeks to Empower: Mexican and Nigerien Women Challenge Theoretical Categories,” co-authored with Gerard Huiskamp, Journal of Poverty 10/4 (2006)

Conference participation

  • “Exploring the Brain Drain phenomenon in Africa: an interdisciplinary approach,” paper presented at the XXVIIIèmes Journées du développement ATM 2012 Conference, Université d’Orléans, France (June 11-13, 2012)
  • Invited for interview on “The Breakfast Club” radio program, Kingston, Jamaica; the topic was the current situation in Libya (3/29/11)
  • Attended and helped to organize the conference, “L’état, la societé et les armées en Afrique: relations ambiguës?” held in Yaoundé, Cameroon (January 18-19, 2011)

Lee Jefferson (religion)


  • Book Proposal: Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art, (under contract, pub. date 2013) Studies in Religion and the Arts series, Brill
  • “Is This Man a Physician, a Philosopher, or a God?: Revisiting the ‘Anatomy Lesson’ Catacomb Painting,” (Easter 2013), Sewanee Theological Review
  • “Finger of God in Visual Art,” “Fish Hook in Visual Art,” and “Feeding Miracles in Visual Art”, entries for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, gen. eds. Hermann Spieckermann and Choon-Leong Seow (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008- )
  • “Perspectives on the Nude Youth in Fourth-Century Sarcophagi Representations of the Raising of Lazarus,” Studia Patristica (Leuven: Peeters, 2012), forthcoming summer 2013
  • “The ‘Anatomy Lesson’ Painting in the Via Latina Catacomb Reconsidered,” (under review), Studies in Iconography
  • “Perspectives on the Nude Youth in Fourth-Century Sarcophagi Representations of the Raising of Lazarus,” Studia Patristica (Leuven: Peeters, 2012)
  • “What Does the Bible Actually Say about Gay Marriage?”The Huffington Post (June 29, 2011)
  • “Legislation of Biblical Importance: Can We Really Have an ‘Academic’ Study of the Bible in Public Schools”The Huffington Post (March 16, 2011)
  • “On Kentucky’s Christmas List: Noah’s Ark”The Huffington Post (December 21, 2010)
  • “The Staff of Jesus in Early Christian Art,” in Religion and the Arts, vol. 14.3 (2010), pp. 221-251
  • “Picturing Theology: A Primer on Early Christian Art,” Religion Compass, vol. 4, issue 7 (July 2010), pp. 410-425
  • “Superstition and the Significance of the Image of Christ Performing Miracles in Early Christian Art,” Studia Patristica XLIV-XLIX (Leuven: Peeters, 2010), pp. 15-20
  • “Adam in Visual Art,” and “Adam and Eve in Visual Art,” entries for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, gen. eds. Hermann Spieckermann and Choon-Leong Seow (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2008- )

Book Reviews

  • Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective by David C. Steinmetz (Oxford, 2011), for Religious Studies Review (forthcoming 2013)
  • Aldersgate and Athens: John Wesley and the Foundations of Christian Belief by William J. Abraham (Baylor, 2010) for Religious Studies Review (forthcoming 2013)
  • Stephen Harding: A Biographical Sketch and Texts, Claudio Stercal (Liturgical Press, 2008), for Religious Studies Review (forthcoming)
  • Making Confession, Hearing Confession: A History of the Cure of Souls, Annemarie S. Kidder (Liturgical Press, 2010), for Religious Studies Review (forthcoming)
  • Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture: The Second-Century Church Amid the Spaces of Empire, Laura Salah Nasrallah (Cambridge University Press, 2010), for Review of Biblical Literature (February 2011)
  • Being a Pilgrim: Art and Ritual on the Medieval Routes to Santiago, Kathleen Ashley and Marilyn Deegan (Lund Humphries, 2009), for Church History, vol. 79, issue 03 (2010), pp. 703-705
  • Religiose Philsophie und philosophische Religion der frühen Kaiserzeit, ed. by Rainer Hirsch-Luipold, Herwig Gorgemanns, and Michael von Albrecht (Mohr Siebeck, 2009), for Journal of Roman Studies, vol. 100 (2010), pp. 351-353
  • Perspectives on the Passion: Encountering the Bible through the Arts, ed. by Christine E. Joynes (T and T Clark, 2007), for Review of Biblical Literature (December 2009)


  • “Revisiting the Emperor Mystique: The Tradito Legis as an Anti-Imperial Image,” North American Patristics Society, Chicago, Ill. (May 2013)
  • “Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity and Khirbet Qana of Galilee,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Art and Religions of Antiquity section, Baltimore, Md. (November 2013)
  • “The Enthroned Jesus and the Miracle Working Christ: An Assessment of Post-Constantinian Christian Iconography,” Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. (March 2012)
  • “Perspectives on the Nude Youth in Fourth-Century Sarcophagi Representations of the Raising of Lazarus,” Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies, University of Oxford, England (August 2011)
  • “Ezekiel in the Valley of the Dry Bones in Jewish and Early Christian Contexts,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Art and Religions of Antiquity section, San Francisco, Calif. (November 2011)
  • “Is the ‘Anatomy Lesson’ Painting in the Via Latina Catacomb Really an Anatomy Lesson?” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Art and Religions of Antiquity section, New Orleans, La. (November 2009)
  • “Appropriating Asclepius, Appropriating Christ: Pagan-Christian Conflict in Word and Image,” North American Patristics Society, Chicago, Ill. (May 2008)

Bruce K. Johnson (economics)

Recent Publications

  • “Consumption Benefits of National Hockey League Game Trips Estimated from Revealed and Stated Preference Demand Data,” with John C. Whitehead, Daniel Mason, and Gordon Walker, Economic Inquiry, vol. 51, no. 1, January 2013, 1012-1025, doi: 10.1111/j.1465-7295.2011.00397.x
  • “Willingness to Pay for Downtown Public Goods Generated by Large, Sports-Anchored Development Projects: The CVM Approach,” with John C. Whitehead, Daniel Mason, and Gordon Walker, vol. 3, no. 3, 201-208, September, 2012. City, Culture, and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2102.06.007
  • “The Status of Econometrics in the Economics Major: A Survey,” with Marie Petkus and John J. Perry, Journal of Economic Education, 43:3, 315-324, Summer 2012
  • “Contingent Valuation of Sports,” with John C. Whitehead, in The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics, vol. 2, ed. by Leo H. Kahane and Stephen Shmanske, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, 335-349
  • “The Valuation of Nonmarket Benefits in Sport” in The Business of Sport, volume 2, Economic Perspectives on Sport, edited by Brad R. Humphreys and Dennis R. Howard, Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2008, pp. 207-233

Public Service

By joint appointment of the Legislative Research Commission and the Governor's Office of Economic Analysis, member of the Consensus Forecasting Group, the nonpartisan body charged with developing the official forecast of state government revenues for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Ben Knoll (government)


  • Knoll, Benjamin R. 2013. “Implicit Nativist Attitudes, Social Desirability, and Immigration Policy Preferences.” International Migration Review 47(1): 1-34
  • Knoll, Benjamin R. 2012. “When Plato Meets Popkin: Combining Political Philosophy and Empirical Content in the Classroom.” PS: Political Science and Politics 45(4): 748-752
  • Knoll, Benjamin R. 2012. “¿Compañero o Extranjero? Anti-Immigrant Nativism among Latino-Americans.” Social Science Quarterly: 93(4): 911-931
  • Knoll, Benjamin R., David P. Redlawsk, and Howard B. Sanborn. 2011. “Framing Labels and Immigration Policy Attitudes in the Iowa Caucuses: ‘Trying to Out-Tancredo Tancredo’.” Political Behavior 33(3): 433-454
  • Rocha, Rene R., Thomas Longoria, Robert D. Wrinkle, Benjamin R. Knoll, J.L. Polinard, and James P. Wenzel. 2011. “Ethnic Context and Immigration Policy Preferences among Latinos and Anglos.” Social Science Quarterly 92(1): 1-19
  • Osborn, Tracy, Scott D. McClurg, and Benjamin R. Knoll. 2010. “Voter Mobilization and the Obama Victory.” American Politics Research 38(2): 211-232
  • Knoll, Benjamin R. 2009. “And Who is My Neighbor? Religion and Immigration Policy Attitudes.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48(2):313-331
  • Knoll, Benjamin R. 2009. “¿Amigo de la Raza? Re-examining Determinants of Latino Support in the U.S. Congress.” Social Science Quarterly 90(1): 176-192

Other publications

  • Knoll, Benjamin R. 2010. Invited book review of The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics, edited Corwin E. Smidt, Lyman A. Kellstedt, and James L. Guth. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49(3): 569-571
  • Knoll, Benjamin R. 2008. “Congress: Votes and Amendments (Cloning/Embryos).” In The Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, ed. Clive Niels Svendsen and Allison D. Ebert. Newberry Park: Sage Publications

Conference presentations

  • “It’s Not Just Immigration Anymore: Nativism and Support for Health Care Reform”, paper presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 30-September 2, 2012
  • “Assessing the Effect of Social Desirability on Nativism Attitude Responses”, paper presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, Seattle, Washington, September 1-4, 2011
  • “Automatic Nativist Preferences, Social Desirability, and Immigration Policy Preferences”, paper presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, Washington, D.C., September 2-5, 2010
  • “¿Compañero o Extranjero? Nativism and Immigration Policy Attitudes among Latino-Americans”, paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 22-25, 2010
  • “Disentangling the Attitude from the Behavior: Toward a Multi-Stage Model of Nativism and Immigration Policy Preferences”, poster presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, September 3-6, 2009
  • “America for Americans: A Broad Look at the Determinants of Nativism in the American Public”, paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 1-4, 2009
  • “Aliens Among Us: Framing Labels and Immigration Policy Attitudes”, with Howard Sanborn and David Redlawsk, paper presented at the Conference of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 8-10, 2009
  • “Re-examining the Effects of Race and Ethnicity on International Conflict”, paper presented at the Great Plains Political Science Conference, Cedar Falls, Iowa, September 27, 2008
  • “‘And Who is My Neighbor?’ Religion and Attitudes toward Immigration Policy”, paper presented at the annual Midwest Political Science Association conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 03, 2008
  • “Beyond Counterterrorism: Rhetoric, 9/11, and Exclusionary Policies Targeting Undocumented Latinos in the United States”, paper presented at the annual International Studies Association conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 03, 2007

Robert E. Martin (economics, emeritus)


  • The College Cost Disease: Higher Cost and Lower Quality. Edward Elgar, Ltd: May 2011


  • “The ‘Post-Partisan’ University,” Inside Higher Ed, August 5, 2011
  • “How College Pricing Undermines Financial Aid.” With Andrew Gillen, The Center for College Affordability and Productivity, March 2011
  • “Can We Measure the Value of College Teaching?” with Andrew Gillen, Minding the Campus, February 7, 2011
  • “‘Holy Grail’ of Reform,” with Andrew Gillen, Inside Higher Ed, January 28, 2011
  • “College is Cheaper than in the Mid 1990’s? No Way,” with Andrew Gillen, Minding the Campus, November 22, 2010
  • “Commercialization is not the Problem,” Inside Higher Ed, November 19, 2010
  • “Why Does College Cost so Much,” The John William Pope Center, November 10, 2010
  • “The Dark Side of Selective Admissions,” The John William Pope Center, October 10, 2010
  • “Breaking the Cost Spiral,” with Andrew Gillen. Inside Higher Ed, August 7, 2009
  • “The Revenue to Cost Spiral in Higher Education.” The Pope Center, July 2009

Speaking engagements

  • “The College Cost Disease,” LSU, October 2011
  • “Measuring College Affordability,” LSU, October 2011
  • “Taking Control of Spiraling Higher Education Costs,” The Cato Institute, Washington, DC, October 2009
  • “The Revenue-to-cost Spiral in Higher Education,” American Legislative Exchange Council, San Antonio, Texas, September 2009
  • “The Revenue-to-cost Spiral in Higher Education,” The Cato Institute, Washington, DC, July 2009

C. Thomas McCollough (religion)

Books published

  • The Archaeology of Difference: Gender, Ethnicity, Class and the “Other” in Antiquity (editors: C. Thomas McCollough and D. Edwards). Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2007


  • “Monumental Changes: Architecture and Culture in Late Roman and Early Byzantine Sepphoris,” in The Archaeology of Difference, pp. 267-78


  • with Beth Glazier-McDonald of articles that have appeared in Atiqot and The Journal of Roman Archaeology, on amulets discovered in excavations in Israel

Encyclopedia Entries

  • “Chorazin” and “Gerasa” in Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus (editor: Craig Evans). New York: Routledge, 2007


  • Co-Director, Centre College and University of Puget Sound Archaeological Excavations at Khirbet Cana, Israel
  • Associate Director, Archaeological Excavations at Sepphoris, Israel
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, Israel, 2009
  • Grant Awarded by the Levy-White Foundation for Archaeological Publications at Harvard University for the Publication of the Roman Theater at Sepphoris

Eric Mount (religion, emeritus)


  • “Husbandry and Atonement: Wendell Berry as Sacramental Theologian,” The Progressive Christian, November/December 2011
  • Policy Statement on Anti-Racism adopted by the Annual Assembly of the Kentucky Council of Churches, co-editor with Tanya Tyler, October 28, 2011
  • “Afterthoughts on Authority,” The Presbyterian Outlook, October 19, 2009
  • “Sacraments as Radical Religious Rites,” The Presbyterian Outlook, October 8, 2009
  • “Terrorism, Torture, and Conscience,” Theology Today, October 2008
  • “Storytelling and Political Leadership,” The Progressive Christian, September/October 2008
  • Review article on two books on ethics regarding children (Child Poverty by Pamela Couture and Attending Children by Margaret E. Mohrmann), Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Fall/Winter 2008
  • Foreword (also manuscript editor), Grace Happens: A Recovering Alcoholic's Perspective on Holy Transcendence by Corky Deaton, Centre alumnus (Tate Publishing, 2008)
  • “Covenant, Community, and the Common Good: Norms for Corporate Leadership and Culture,” Journal of Lutheran Ethics, April 2007 (online journal). Invited article for the issue on business ethics
  • “Improve nursing homes for all patients,” Lexington Herald-Leader, article in “Feedback” section, April 2, 2007
  • “Shaping a College: Ten Significant Events in the Life of Centre College (1966-2002),” co-author with Walter Nimocks and Charles Vahlkamp, Centrepiece, Spring 2007
  • Two columns on global warming, co-authored with Rick Axtell, The Kentucky Advocate and The Advocate-Messenger, October 8 and December 4, 2006
  • “Covenant, Community, and the Common Good: A Tale of Two Americas,” essay published in Church and Society, a journal of the Presbyterian Church (USA), May/June 2005
  • “It Takes a Community—or at Least an Association,” article in In Search of the Common Good, edited by Patrick Miller and Dennis McCann (T & T Clark International, 2005)


  • 2010 Hospice Champion Award (one of two), given by the Kentucky Association of Hospice and Palliative Care “to honor those individuals, organizations, and/or companies who have uniquely contributed to the improvement of hospice care in Commonwealth of Kentucky”
  • Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (a national committee) of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.


  • Panel/paper referee for Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 6-8, 2012
  • Part of the design team for the web-based curriculum, Faithful Citizen: Acting Responsibly in a Global Society

Endre Nyerges (anthropology)


  • “Orthodoxy and Revision in West African Guinea Savanna Ecology,” in Against the Tides: Critical Perspectives on the Study of Human-Environment Interactions. Bonnie J. McCay, Bradley B. Walters, Paige West, and Susan H. Lees, editors (2008)
  • (with Daniel M. Saman and Laura B. Whitaker.) “Anthropology: Mapping Guinea Savanna Ecology in Sierra Leone,” in Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping Across the College Curriculum. Diana Stuart Sinton and Jennifer Lund. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press (2007)

Book Review Essay

  • “Is There a Political Ecology of the Sierra Leonean Landscape?” American Anthropologist 103(3): 828-833, 2001
  • (co-authored with Glen Martin Green) “The Ethnography of Landscape: GIS and Remote Sensing in the Study of Forest Change in West African Guinea Savanna.” American Anthropologist 102(2): 271-289, 2000

Phyllis Passariello (anthropology)


  • “Bodyprints: the Ecosemiotics of Corpse Control” in Semiotics 2008, edited by John Deely and Leonard Sbrocchi; Ottawa: Legas Publishing, 2009
  • “Profiles of a Summer in the Sun: Kentucky Professors Study in Oaxaca, Mexico,” (with Katherine Thomas), Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning, volume 6, July 1, 2008: pp. 83-87; peer-reviewed journal
  • “Desperately Seeking Something: Che Guevara as a Secular Saint,” in The Making of Saints: Contesting Sacred Ground, James Hopgood, editor; University of Alabama Press, 2005
  • “Reflections on Fieldwork in Ecuador...,” column in Anthropology Newsletter, v. 41 (5): 21-22. American Anthropological Association, 2000


  • Invited Guest Speaker for Merida English Language Library, “The Mother of All Tricksters: Virgin of Guadalupe”. Merida, Mexico, January 2010
  • Awarded a spot in an NEH Summer Institute, on-site for a month in Oaxaca, Mexico, entitled “Oaxaca at the Crossroads,” summer 2007
  • TV commentator for “The Ten Best Places to Go Back in Time,” Discovery/Travel Channel, summer 2003

John Perry (economics)

Refereed publications

  • “The Rise and Impact of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants on their Own and Cross-Occupation Incomes,” Contemporary Economic Policy, 27(4) 2009
  • “Access to Gambling and Declaring Personal Bankruptcy” (with B. Boardman), Journal of Socio-Economics, 36 (5) 2007

Book chapters

  • “Prospecting Among the Inquiries: An Enrollment Forecasting Model,” with Charles M. Hokayem, Jed Leaf, and John Perry in Managerial Analysis and Decision Support, NACUBO Accounting Principles Committee, eds. (Washington, D.C.: National Association of College and University Business Officers, 2004)


  • Monthly personal finance column for Lexington Herald Leader

Marie Petkus (economics)


  • “The Status of Econometrics in the Economics Major: A Survey” with Bruce K. Johnson & John. J. Perry (2012), The Journal of Economic Education, 43:3, 315-324

Conference Presentations

  • Core Requirements of the Economics Major, American Economic Association Meetings, San Diego, January 2013
  • The Status of Econometrics in the Economics Major, Southern Economic Association Meetings, Atlanta, November 2011

Matthew Pierce (religion)


  • “Ibn Shahrashub and Shi'a Rhetorical Strategies in the 6th/12th Century,” in Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies 5, 4 (2012): 441-454
  • “Judge,” in Encyclopedia for Islamic Political Thought, (Princeton University Press, 2012)
  • “Remembering Fāṭimah: New Means of Legitimizing Female Authority in Contemporary Shī‘ī Discourse,” in Women, Leadership, and Mosques: Changes in Contemporary Islamic Authority, edited by H. Kalmbach and M. Bano (Leiden: Brill, 2011)


  • Women and the Qur’an: A Study in Islamic Hermeneutics by Bahar Davary, reviewed in Journal for Shi’a Islamic Studies 4, no. 1 (2011)
  • Islam & Muslims by Mark Sedgewick, reviewed in Journal for Shi’a Islamic Studies 2, no. 2 (2009)


  • “Killing the Imāms: Classical Shīʿī Narratives of the Twelve Imāms and the Necessity of Martyrdom,” Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (November, 2010)
  • “Remembering Fāṭimah: Emerging Female Authorities and Enduring Sectarian Identities,” Conference on “Women, Leadership, and Mosques: Contemporary Islamic Authority” at the University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College (October, 2009)
  • “Al-Mufīd and the Qadīmayn: Will the Real ‘Uṣūlī Please Stand Up?” Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (November, 2008)

Donna Plummer (education)


2007     Centre Scholars Award

2006     Recognized in All-American Colleges: Top Schools for Conservatives, Old-Fashioned Liberals, and
            People of Faith
(Intercollegiate Studies Institute) as one of 14 Centre College professors “singled out
            for praise”

            Recognized (by Vanessa Shepperson ’06) as "A Teacher Who Made A Difference," University of Kentucky
            College of Education

            Centre Scholars Award

            Named Honorary Faculty Member of Toliver Elementary

Conference presentations

2009     “Fantastic Freshwater Life: Integrating Literacy and Science in the Elementary Classroom” (with
            Wilma Kuhlman, University of Nebraska-Omaha) National Science Teachers Association Regional
            Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Other professional experiences

1999-2011   Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Teacher Educator for First Year Teacher Interns in Boyle                   County and Danville, Kentucky Elementary/Middle Schools

2007-2011   Kentucky Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Annual Conference Georgetown College

2010     Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Nashville, Tenn.

2010     Campus Leader for Accreditation Site Visit by Educational Professional Standards Board, Frankfort, Ky.,
            Board of Examiners campus visit February 28—March 3

2008     Mellon Grant Funding for Centre College Faculty Retreat, August


2011   Plummer, D. M., Davis, B. J., & Brazier, V. Linking science and literacy. Science Activities, 48(3), 85-90

2009   Invited book chapter: Plummer, D. M. (and Barrow, L. H.). Line Graphing Skills and Attitudes of
          College Biology Nonmajors. Chapter 14 in I. M. Saleh and M. S. Khine (eds.), Fostering Scientific
          Habits of Mind: Pedagogical Knowledge and Best Practices in Science Education
. Rotterdam, The
          Netherlands: Sense Publishers

2008   Plummer, D. M. “Do children aspire to be scientists?,” Science and Children, 45(8), 39-41

          Plummer, D. M., & Kuhlman, W. “Literacy and science connections in the classroom,” Reading
          Horizons, 48(2), 95-110

          Plummer, D. M., & Kuhlman, W. “Wet and wonderful: Books about aquatic life,” Booklinks,
          17(4), 56-59

Milton Scarborough (philosophy, religion; emeritus)


  • Comparative Theories of Nonduality: The Search for a Middle Way, Continuum, 2009
  • Myth & Modernity: Postcritical Reflections, SUNY Press, 1994


  • “Hebrew God and Zen Nothingness,” Buddhist-Christian Studies, Vol. 30, 2000

Book chapter

  • “Myth and Phenomenology” in Kevin Schilbrack, ed. Thinking Through Myth: Philosophical Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2002), 46-64

Amos Tubb (history)


  • “Independent Presses: The Politics of Print in England during the late 1640s.” The Seventeenth Century, Vol. 27 No. 3, Autumn 2012, pp. 287-312
  • “Parliament Intends ‘To Take Away the King’s Life’: Print and the Decision to Execute Charles I,” Canadian Journal of History (Winter 2006): 461-484

William J. "Beau" Weston (sociology)


  • Centre College: A Story of How a College Made for Scholars, Gentlemen, and Christians Developed Into a College for Learning, Leadership, and Service While Still Holding its Center. Centre College, 2010
  • Leading From the Center: Strengthening the Pillars of the Church. Louisville: Geneva Press, 2003
  • Called to Teach: The Vocation of the Presbyterian Educator. Edited, with Duncan Ferguson. Louisville: Geneva Press, 2003
  • Presbyterian Pluralism: Competition in a Protestant House. University of Tennessee Press, 1997
  • Education and the American Family: A Research Synthesis, editor and contributor. New York University Press, 1989

Selected Articles

  • “The College Class at Work and at Home.” in Society, 2011
  • “The Power Elite and the Philadelphia Gentlemen: Arguing with Mills and Baltzell about How the Nation Is Led.” in Society, 2010
  • “Rebuilding the Presbyterian Establishment.” Occasional Paper, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2008
  • “Politics of Mainline Protestant Clergy: Presbyterian Church (USA).” In Pulpits and Politics: Clergy in American Politics at the Advent of the Millennium, edited by Corwin Smidt. Baylor University Press, 2004
  • “The Battle of Lexington and Wilmore.” Christianity Today, vol. 46, no. 3 (March 11, 2002): 46-49

Daily Blog

Selected Honors and Awards

(2011) Enduring Questions grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the development
           of the course “What is the Happy Society?”
(2008-present) Van Winkle Professor of Sociology
(2004) Kirk Award for Excellence in Teaching, Centre College
(2004) Delivered the Willson-Gross Lectures at Union College (Ky.)

Science and Mathematics (Division III)

Stephen E. Asmus (biology, biochemistry & molecular biology)

Selected Publications

  • “Increasing proportions of tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive interneurons colocalize with choline acetyltransferase or vasoactive intestinal peptide in the developing rat cerebral cortex.” Brain Research, 1383:108 119. 2011. (Coauthored with the following students: B.T. Cocanougher, D.J. Allen, J.B. Boone, E.A. Brooks, S.M. Hawkins, L.A. Hench, T. Ijaz, and M.N. Mayfield)
  • “Neurochemical characterization of tyrosine hydroxylase-immunoreactive interneurons in the developing rat cerebral cortex,” Brain Research, 1222:95-105. 2008. (Coauthored with the following students: E.K. Anderson, M.W. Ball, B.A. Barnes, A.M. Bohnen, A.M. Brown, L.J. Hartley, M.C. Lally, T.M. Lundblad, J.B. Martin, B.D. Moss, K.D. Phelps, L.R. Phillips, C.G. Quilligan, P.R. Steed, S.L. Terrell, and A.E. Warner)
  • “Induction of cholinergic function in cultured sympathetic neurons by periosteal cells: cellular mechanisms,” Developmental Biology, 235: 1-11. 2001. (Co-authored with H. Tian and S.C. Landis)
  • “Developmental changes in the transmitter properties of sympathetic neurons that innervate the periosteum,” Journal of Neuroscience, 20: 1495-1504. 2000. (Co-authored with S. Parsons and S.C. Landis)


  • “Phenotype analysis of tyrosine hydroxylase neurons in rat and human cortices,” National Institutes of Health $150,000 AREA research grant, 2009-2012
  • “Transient neurotransmitter phenotypes in rat CNS neurons,” National Institutes of Health three year $100,000 AREA research grant, 2004-2007

Mike Barton (biology)


  • Bond's Biology of Fishes, 3rd edition. Published by Thomson Brooks/Cole (2007)

Publications on Fishes

  • Turner, B.J., Duvernell, D.D., Bunt, T.M., & Barton, M.G. “Reproductive isolation among endemic pupfishes (Cyprinodon) on San Salvador Island, Bahamas: microsatellite evidence.” Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 95:566-582 (2008).
  • Barton, M. & Barton, C. “Pupfishes of the Bahamas.” Journal of the American Killifish Society 41:161-171 (2008)

Publications on Automotive Topics

  • “Classic Shrines: A Museum Born of Obsession,” Classic & Sports Car, May 2012 (an account of the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, Washington. At one time, the world’s largest private collection of automobiles, the choicest cars were relocated and formed the basis for the largest automotive museum in the country, the Lemay—America’s Car Museum, which opened in 2012)
  • “Tri-Five Chevys—An Honorable Conveyance,” Classic Chevy Magazine, February 2009, p. 12-15 (an account of the role of private vehicles and drivers recruited in support of the Montgomery Bus Boycott)
  • “Returning Home in Style,” Cars & Parts September 2008, p. 56-59 (featuring the work of William Porter and other significant automobile designers working in Detroit during the 1960’s and 1970’s)
  • “Kentucky is Keen on Jaguars,” Classic & Sports Car, December 2007, p. 12

Melissa Burns-Cusato (psychology)

Recent Publications

  • Burns-Cusato, M. & Cusato, B. (in press). Mate reinforcement value and the pair bond in ring neck dove (Streptopelia risoria) Behaviour
  • Pehar, M., Burns-Cusato, M., Andrzejewski, M.E., Li, H., O’Riordan, K.J., del Alcazar, C.G., Burger, C., Scrable, H., & Puglielli, L. (2010). Altered longevity-assurance activity of p53:p44 in the mouse causes memory loss, neurodegeneration, and premature death. Aging Cell, 9(2), 174-190 doi: 10.1111/j.1474-9726.2010.00547.x.
  • Scrable, H., Burns-Cusato, M., & Medrano, S. (2009) Anxiety and the aging brain: Stressing out over p53. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects, 1790(12), 1587-91
  • Cusato, B.M., & Burns-Cusato, M. (2009). Individual recognition requires physical and behavioral cues in Japanese quail. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 22, 93-112
  • Medrano, S., Burns-Cusato, M., Atienza, M.B., Rahimi, D., & Scrable, H. (2009). Regenerative capacity of neural precursors in the adult mammalian brain is under the control of p53. Neurobiology of Aging, 30(3), 483-497
  • Park, J.H., Burns-Cusato, M., Dominguez-Salazar, E., Riggan, A., Shetty, S., Burgoyne, P.S., Arnold, A.P., & Rissman, E.F. (2008). Effects of sex chromosome aneuploidy on male sexual behavior. Genes, Brain, & Behavior, 7, 609-617

Recent Grants

  • Kentucky Academy of Science - Special Research Award (2010). The aging process: Analyses of aging from a cellular, systemic, and behavioral perspective
  • NIH R01: Co-PI with Kimberly Nixon, University of Kentucky (2007). Ethanol alteration of the neurogenic niche

Leonard Demoranville (chemistry)


  • “Elemental and molecular speciation of lead particles by dynamic C-60 secondary ion mass spectrometry,” T.M. Brewer and L.T. Demoranville, Analytical Methods, 4, 2012, 3491-3496, DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25676B
  • “Measurement of drug facilitated sexual assault agents in simulated sweat by ion mobility spectrometry,” L.T. Demoranville and J.R. Verkouteren, Talanta, 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2013.01.011


  • “Can ion mobility spectrometry aid in the investigation of drug-facilitated sexual assault?”, Trinity College Chemistry Department, November 15, 2012

Jeff Fieberg (chemistry)


  • Stodghill Research Professorship (2010)
  • Voted co-Most Dramatic Professor in Kentucky by Kentucky Monthly (2010)
  • David F. Hughes Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service (2010)
  • Outstanding Professor Award from Greek Life (2009)
  • Outstanding Professor Award from Greek Life (2008)
  • C. Eric Mount, Jr. Student Appreciation Award (2007)
  • Kirk Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007)
  • Centre Scholar (2008-2010)


  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Visualizing reaction progress and the geometry and instability of the transition state,” J. Chem. Educ., 89, 1174 (2012)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg and Charles A. Girard, Mnemonic Device for Relating the Eight Thermodynamic State Variables: The Energy Pie, J. Chem. Educ., 88 (11), pp 1544–1546 (2011)

Invited Seminars

  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Mysterious Departures: Technical Art Historical Investigations of Paintings by De Chirico and Van Gogh at the Indianapolis Museum of Art,” Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. (April 2013)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Science and Art: Forensic Art Project and Demonstrations for Your Classroom,” Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. (September 2012)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Art and the Scientific Eye,” private program for sponsors of Speed Art Museum (Wells Fargo and the Patron Circle), Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Ky. (June 2012)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Mysterious Departures: Technical Art Historical Investigations of Works by De Chirico and Van Gogh at the Indianapolis Museum of Art,” Franklin College, Franklin, Ind. (March 2012)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Renoir to Chagall: Viewing the Exhibition with a Scientific Eye,” public program, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Ky. (March 2012)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Impressionism Viewed through a Scientific Lens,” docent program for special exhibition, Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Ky. (February 2012)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Chemistry in Art: Semester Study Abroad in London,” keynote speaker for NSF-sponsored CWCS (Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences) Chemistry in Art Workshop, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash. (June 2011)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Happy 50th, Laser! Blasting Molecules Apart: Ph.otoD.issociation is Fun!”, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky. (November 2010)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Chemistry in Art: Study Abroad,” keynote speaker for NSF-sponsored CWCS (Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences) Chemistry in Art Workshop, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash. (June 2010)


  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Technical Art Historical Investigations at the Indianapolis Museum of Art,” 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Pennsylvania State University, Pa. (July 2012)
  • Benjamin W. Slone*, William P. Polio*, and Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Photon-Controlled Nanoswitches,” Centre RICE Research Symposium, Danville, Ky. (April 2011)
  • Hillary A. Botts* and Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Nanoscale Biosensing,” Centre RICE Research Symposium, Danville, Ky. (April 2011)
  • Lora E. Gralheer*, Beth Glazier-McDonald, C. Thomas McCollough, and Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Ancient Amulets: Unraveling History with Chemistry,” Centre RICE Research Symposium, Danville, Ky. (April 2011)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Teaching Chemistry in Art in London,” 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, North Texas State University, Tex. (August 2010)
  • Emily C. Green, Sarah A. Steele, Benjamin G. Gowen, Sarah M. Hawkins and Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Biosensing with Functionalized Gold Nanotubes,” Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Nashville, Tenn. (November 2008)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Relating thermodynamic state functions through a simple mnemonic device: The Energy Pie,” 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, Ind. (July 2008)
  • Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Nanomolar Sensing with Multiple Conical Gold Nanotubes,” KYNANOMAT 2008 ( Kentucky NanoMaterials), Louisville, Ky. (March 2008)
  • Sarah Hawkins, Nathaniel Blank, Benjamin Gowen, Lauren Lackey and Jeffrey E. Fieberg, “Prototype Nanoscale Biosensor for use in Aqueous Solutions,” Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting, Louisville, Ky. (November 2007)

Recent Successful Grant Proposals

  • Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program, “Handheld X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer to Enhance Learning in Centre College Chemistry Courses, Research Laboratories, and Community-based Opportunities,” $10,000 (2011)
  • Associated Colleges of the South Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Renewal Program Grant, $8000, “Unrolling, Drawing, Translating, and Analyzing Amulets,” with Beth Glazier-McDonald and Tom McCullough
  • Associated Colleges of the South Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Renewal Program Grant, $5000, “Exploration of Model Undergraduate Research Programs,” with Chris Barton, Daniel Manheim, and Jason Neiser (2009)
  • Associated Colleges of the South Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Renewal Program Grant, $5900, “Workshop on Engaged Learning Across the Curriculum,” with Steve Beaudoin, Julie James, John Kinkade, Donna Plummer, and Peggy Richey (2008)

Aaron Godlaski (psychology)

Published Manuscripts

  • Giancola, P.R., Godlaski, A.J., & Roth, R.D. (2011). Identifying Component Processes of Executive Functioning That Moderate Alcohol-Related Aggression. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 26, 201-211
  • Golding, J. M., Godlaski, A.J., Hodell. E. C., & Yozwiak, J. A. (2009). Experiencing Psychological Science: Students’ edition (6th edition). Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, Department of Psychology
  • Godlaski, A.J. & Giancola, P.R. (2009). Irritability mediates the relation between executive functioning and alcohol-related aggression. Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 23(3): 391-403
  • Giancola, P.R., Levinson, C.A., Corman, M.D., Godlaski, A.J., Morris, D.H., Phillips, J.P., & Holt, J.C. (2009). Men and women, alcohol and aggression. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 17(3): 154-164


  • Psychological Assessment: Best practices for use in an integrated healthcare setting. Presentation for the College of Medicine Clerkship in Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York (2011)


  • Principle Investigator. Associated Colleges of the South. Faculty Advancement Grant (2013). Centre Contemplative Studies Initiative

Jennifer Goetz (psychology)


  • Campos, B., Shiota, M.N., Keltner, D., Gonzaga, G., & Goetz, J.L. (2013). What is shared, what is different? Core relational themes and expressive displays of eight positive emotions. Emotion & Cognition, 27, 37-52
  • Kraus, M.W., Horberg, E.J., Goetz, J.L., & Keltner, D. (2011). Social class, threat vigilance, and hostile reactivity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1376-1388
  • Goetz, J.L., Keltner, D., & Simon-Thomas, E. (2010). Compassion: An evolutionary analysis and empirical review. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 351-374
  • Van Kleef, G.A., Oveis, C., Van der Löwe, I., LuoKogan, A., Goetz, J., & Keltner, D. (2008). Power, distress, and compassion: Turning a blind eye to the suffering of others. Psychological Science, 19, 1315-1322


  • Goetz, J.L. & Halgren, S. (2011). Feeling compassion despite blame: Does genetic closeness override the influence of attribution on helping? Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Conference of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Johnson City, Tenn.
  • Goetz, J.L. (2011). Innate altruism: An argument for the evolution of compassion. Paper presented at at the 16th General Meeting of the European Association for Social Psychology in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Goetz, J. L. (2010). Is compassion a universal emotion? Conceptions and experience of compassion and tongqing in the United States and China. Paper presented at the China International Conference on Positive Psychology in Beijing, China

Mykol Hamilton (psychology)


  • Hamilton, M. C., & McGinley, K. (in preparation for journal submission). “Lies, Damn Lies, and Voir Dire: Pretrial Publicity and Juror Bias”
  • Hamilton, M. C., & Snavely, K. (in preparation for journal submission). “College Students’ Preferences for Sons vs. Daughters”
  • Hamilton, M. C., Anderson, D., Broaddus, M., & Young, K. “Sex Stereotyping and Under-representation of Female Characters in 200 Popular Children’s Picture Books: A 21st Century Update”, Sex Roles, 55, 757-765, (2006)
  • Anderson, D., & Hamilton, M. C. “Children’s Picture Books: Where are the Dads?”, Sex Roles, 52, 145-151, (2005)
  • Lambdin, J. R., Greer, K. M., Jibotian, K. S., Wood, K. R., & Hamilton, M. C. “The Animal = Male Hypothesis: Children’s and Adults’ Beliefs about the Sex of Non-Sex-Specific Stuffed Animals”, Sex Roles, 48, 471-482, (2003)


  • McGinley, K., & Hamilton, M. C. (2009). “Lies, Damn Lies, and Voir Dire: Prospective Juror Bias Concerning Defendant Guilt in Highly Publicized Cases,” paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society conference, San Antonio, Tex.
  • Snavely, K., & Hamilton, M. C. (2009). “College Students’ Preferences for Future Children: Sons vs. Daughters,” poster presented at the Association for Women in Psychology conference, Newport, R. I.
  • Ferguson, E. K., & Hamilton, M. C. (2007). “Bestselling Children’s Picture Books in 2001 and 2006: Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Gender Stereotypes Paper presented at the conference of the Association for Women in Psychology”, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Hamilton, M. C., Anderson, D., Broaddus, M., & Young, K. (2005). “Sex Stereotyping and Under-Representation of Female Characters in 200 Popular Children’s Picture Books: A 21st Century Update,” paper presented at the conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, Orlando, Fla.

Current research

  • Priest, B., & Hamilton, M. C. “Princess Ubiqiutous: Images of Girls and Women at Disney World.”
  • Pope, L., & Hamilton, M. C. “Weapon Focus: The Role of Threat in Children’s Eyewitness Testimony.”
  • Siler, H., & Hamilton, M. C. “Untitled project on psychology and the law.”
  • Jones, C, & Hamilton, M. C. “Juries, social desirability, and the backfire effect.”
  • McGinley, K., & Hamilton, M. C. “Voir Dire (Dis)Honesty.”


Stodghill Endowed Professorship, 2006-present.

Cindy Isenhour (environmental studies)


  • Isenhour, Cindy. “The Devil in the Deal: Trade-Embedded Emissions and the Durban Platform”. Ethics, Policy, & Environment 15(3):303-308 (2012)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “On the Politics of Climate Knowledge: Sir Giddens, Sweden, and the Paradox of Climate (In)Justice”. Local Environment: International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 17(9), (2012)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “Can Consumer Demand Deliver Sustainable Food?: Recent Research in Sustainable Consumption Policy & Practice”. Environment & Society 2(1):5-28 (2012)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “On the Challenges of Signaling Ethics without All the Stuff: Tales of Conspicuous Green and Anti-Consumption”. Ethical Consumption: Social Value and Economic Practice. Carrier, James G. and Peter Luetchford (eds). New York: Berghahn. InPress (2012)
  • Checker, Melissa, Cindy Isenhour, and Gary McDonogh. “Introduction: Sustainability in the City.” City & Society [Special Issue on Urban Sustainability] 23(3)113-117 (2011)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “Sacrificing Cultural Capital for Sustainability: Identity, Class, and the Swedish Staycation.” Contested Economies: Global Tourism and Cultural Heritage. Sarah Lyon & Christian Wells (eds). AltaMiraPress (2011)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “How the Grass Became Greener in the City: Urban Imaginings and Practices of Sustainability”. City & Society 23(2):118-138 (2011)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “On Conflicted Swedish Consumers, the Effort to ‘Stop Shopping’ & Neoliberal Environmental Governance”. Journal of Consumer Behavior [Special Issue on Anti-Consumption and Sustainability] 9(6): 454-469 (2010)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “Building Sustainable Societies: A Swedish Case Study on the Limits of Reflexive Modernization”. American Ethnologist 37(3):511-525 (2010)
  • Isenhour, Cindy & Matilda Ardenfors. “Gender and Sustainable Consumption: Policy Implications.” International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development [Special Issue on Gender and Development] 4(2/3):135-149 (2009)


  • Isenhour, Cindy. “Beyond Eco-Efficiency: Stockholm, Climate Adaptation, and the Rising Sea”. Paper for presentation to the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference, Lexington, Ky. (March 2013)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “Green Capitals Reconsidered: Urban Consumption and Displaced Carbon Emissions”. Paper for presentation to the Society for Applied Anthropology, Denver, Colo. (March 2013)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “Climate Planning and Stockholm's New Rhetoric of Resilience”. Paper for presentation to the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pa. (June 2013)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “Accumulation by Displaced Emissions: On the Climate, ZeroSum Games, and the Rhetoric of Consumer Confidence”. Paper invited for presentation to the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographic Sciences, Manchester, UK (August 2013)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “Accumulation by Displaced Emissions: Chinese Producers, Swedish Consumers, and Consumption-based Carbon Accounting”. Paper presented at the 2012 American Anthropological Association meetings, San Francisco, Calif. (November 2012)
  • Isenhour, Cindy. “Sir Giddens and the Paradox of Climate (In)Action”. Paper presented to the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference, Lexington, Ky. (March 2012)

Joel Kilty (mathematics)


  • The L^p Regularity Problem for the Stokes System on Lipschitz Domains (with Jun Geng). Preprint
  • The Lp Regularity Problem on Lipschitz Domains (with Zhongwei Shen), Trans. Am. Math. Soc. 363 (2011), no. 3, 1241-1264
  • A bilinear estimate for biharmonic functions on Lipschitz domains (with Zhongwei Shen), Math Ann. 349 (2011), no. 2, 367-394.
  • The Lp Dirichlet Problem for the Stokes System on Lipschitz Domains, Indiana University Math. J. 58 (2009), no. 3, 1211-1226


  • $10,000 award from the Academy of Inquiry-Based Learning Small Grants Program (a program of the Educational Advancement Foundation) for the development of inquiry-based learning courses. Co-written with Jeff Heath


  • The L^p Regularity Problem for the Stokes System on Lipschitz Domains. Presented at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego, California (January 2013)
  • Duality of the Lp Dirichlet and regularity problems for elliptic systems on Lipschitz domains. Presented at the Midwest Partial Differential Equations Seminar held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (March 2011)

Anne E. Lubbers (biology)


  • J. B. McGraw, S. Souther, and A. E. Lubbers (2010). Rates of Harvest and Compliance with Regulations in Natural Populations of American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.). Natural Areas Journal (In press)
  • J. McGraw, M. A. Furedi, K. Maiers, C. Carroll, G. Kauffman, A. Lubbers, J. Wolf, R. Anderson, M. Anderson, B. Wilcox, D. Drees, M. Van der Voort, M. Albrecht, A. Nault, H. MacCulloch, and A. Gibbs (2005). “Berry ripening and harvest season in wild American ginseng”, Northeastern Naturalist. 12(2):141-152


  • Seed production in American ginseng: Variation among populations and with plant size. U.S. Fish & Wildlife workshop on American ginseng, Moon Township, Pa. (January 31, 2006)


  • Centre Scholar (2004-2006)

Alex M. McAllister (mathematics)


  • A Transition to Advanced Mathematics: A Survey Course, with William Johnston, Oxford University Press, New York, 2009, ISBN: 978-0-19-531076-4. A textbook for a transition course surveying mathematics (July 2009)
  • Abridgement editor for Schaum's Easy Outlines in Logic (McGraw-Hill, 2005)


  • Developing New Courses, NExT Panel, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington D.C. (January 2009)
  • Perspectives on Transition Courses, (organized and participated) Kentucky Section of MAA Annual Meeting, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky. (March 2008)
  • Finding Your Classroom Style, Kentucky Section of MAA NExT Program, Centre College, Danville, Ky. (March 2006)

Honors & Awards

  • Centre Scholar (2010-2011)
  • Kirk Teaching Award (2009)
  • Stodghill Research Professorship (2008)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society (2005)

Ed Montgomery (chemistry)

Recent publications

  • H.E. Montgomery, Jr. and K.D. Sen. “Dipole polarizabilities for a hydrogen atom confined in a penetrable sphere” Physics Letters A 376 (2012) 1992-1996
  • Jacob Katriel and H. E. Montgomery, Jr. “The virial theorem for the smoothly and sharply, penetrably and impenetrably confined hydrogen atom” Journal of Chemical Physics 137 (2012) 114109
  • Jacob Katriel and H. E. Montgomery, Jr. “Hund’s rule in the two-electron quantum dot” European Physical Journal B 85 (2012) 390-393
  • H.E. Montgomery, Jr. “Variational perturbation treatment of the confined hydrogen atom” European Journal of Physics 32 (2011) 1275-1284
  • M.L. Angel and H.E. Montgomery, Jr. “H₂⁺ embedded in a Debye plasma: Electronic and vibrational properties” Physics Letters A 375 (2011) 1812–1816
  • A. Flores-Riveros, N. Aquino, and H.E. Montgomery Jr. “Spherically compressed helium atom described by perturbative and variational methods” Physics Letters A 374 (2010) 1246–1252
  • Nathaniel C. Blank, Kate Clemons, Ryan Crowdis, Carla Estridge, Monica Foster, Stacey Gash, Brandon Gish, Bradley Gollihue, Cameron Henzman, Deysi Hernandez, Talha Ijaz, Ashley Ivey, Jacob Jones, Andrea Loveless, Sloan Roberts, Tyla Sauley, Ellyn Velasco, Chase Wilson, Mary M. Blackburn, and Henry E. Montgomery, Jr. “Thinking outside the (particle in a) box: Tunneling, uncertainty and dimensional analysis” The Chemical Educator 15 (2010) 134-140
  • H.E. Montgomery Jr., N. Aquino, and A. Flores-Riveros. “The ground state energy of a helium atom under strong confinement” Physics Letters A 374 (2010) 2044-2047
  • H.E. Montgomery Jr., G. Campoy, and N. Aquino. “The confined N-dimensional harmonic oscillator revisited” Physica Scripta 81 (2010) 045010
  • C.L. Wilson, H.E. Montgomery, Jr., K.D. Sen, and D.C. Thompson. “Electron correlation energy in confined two-electron systems” Physics Letters A 374 (2010) 4415-4419

Jennifer L. Muzyka (chemistry)


  • “Active Site Gating and Substrate Specificity of Butyrylcholinesterase and Acetylcholinesterase: Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” Lei Fang, Yongmei Pan, Jennifer Muzyka, Chang-Guo Zhan, J. Phys. Chem. B., 2011, 115, 8797-8805
  • “Molecular Basis of the Selectivity of the Immunoproteasome Catalytic Subunit LMP2-Specific Inhibitor Revealed by Molecular Modeling and Dynamics Simulations,” Beilei Lei, Mohamed Diwan M. AbdulHameed, Adel Hamza, Marie Wehenkel, Jennifer L. Muzyka, Xiao-Jun Yao, Kyung-Bo Kim, and Chang-Guo Zhan, J. Phys. Chem. B. 2010, 114, 12333-12339
  • “Model of Human Butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) Tetramer by Homology Modeling and Dynamics Simulations,” by Yongmei Pan, Jennifer L. Muzyka, and Chang-Guo Zhan, J. Phys. Chem. B. 2009, 113, 6543-6552
  • “Visualization Tools for Organic Chemistry,” by Jennifer L. Muzyka, J. Chem. Educ. 2009, 86, 254
  • “Making Student Acquired Spectra Available via a Web Browser,” by Jennifer L. Muzyka, Ian M. Kaster, Lucas W. Hatcher, J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1871-1872


  • “Reaction Zoo: Helping Organic Students Learn Reactions,” Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, State College, Pa. (July 31, 2012)
  • “Scandals and Blunders in Science: Wikipedia Project,” Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, State College, Pa. (July 31, 2012)
  • “Organic Chemistry with Just-in-Time Teaching,” Jennifer Muzyka, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, Texas (August 4, 2010)
  • “Moodle activities and resources in chemistry courses,” Jennifer Muzyka and Keeta Martin Holmes, ChemEd, Radford, Va. (August 3, 2009)

External Grants

  • “Active Learning in Organic Chemistry,” cCWCS Implementation Grant for Organic Chemistry Workshop in Charlotte, N.C. (June 2013)
  • “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” Co-PI with Sarah Lashley, Kerry Paumi, and Joe Workman. Mellon Professional Development Grant from Associated Colleges of the South, $7500 (2012)

Honors & Awards

  • Stodghill Research Professorship, 2012
  • Centre Scholar, 2006-08
  • Kirk Teaching Award, 2003

Karen Roper (psychology)


  • W.T. Brinkman, K.L. Roper, R. Kim, M.A. Herbert, S.J. Head, A.M. Stone, T.M. Dewey, M.J. Mack. “Transcranial Doppler Analysis of Embolic Events during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.” Meeting of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, November 2011

Journal Publications

  • J.R. Edgerton, W. Ryan, C. Mahoney, K.L. Roper, M.J. Mack, S. Prince, M. Herbert. (2011). “Long-term monitoring after atrial fibrillation: How much is enough?” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 142; 162-5

Book Chapter

  • J.R. Edgerton, K.L. Roper, S.J. Head. “Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Extended Left Atrial Lesion Set.” In: Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by Dr. Sanjeev Saksena by Cardiotext Publishing (Forthcoming, 2012, Hardcover, ISBN: 9780979016486)

Christine Shannon (mathematics, computer science)


  • Mathematical Association of America (Kentucky Section) Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics for 2009


  • Shannon, Christine and Drew McKinney. “An Evolutionary Algorithm for Assigning Students to Courses.” Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. AAAI Press, 2011. 388-93
  • Shannon, Christine. “Computer Science and the Liberal Arts.” Liberal Education Fall, 2010: 42-45
  • Jayawant, Pallavi, Martha Kosa, and Christine Shannon, “Reconstructing Curves from Sample Data: Implementing Algorithms using Voronoi Diagrams and Delaunay Triangulations,” Aug. 31, 2008; DIMACS Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, DIMACS Educational Module Series, Dec. 29, 2008 (dimacs.rutgers.edu/Publications/Modules/moduleslist.html)
  • B. Manaris, M. Wainer, A.E. Kirkpatrick, R.H. Stalvey, C. Shannon, L.  Leventhal, J. Barnes, J. Wright, J. B. Schafer, D. Sanders, “Implementations of the CC’01 Human-Computer Interaction Guidelines using Bloom’s Taxonomy”, Computer Science Education Journal 17(1), pp. 21-57 (March 2007)
  • Shannon, Christine. “Robots Can Wear Multiple Hats in the Computer Science Curriculum at Liberal Arts Colleges.” In Robots and Robot Venues: Resources for AI Education. Technical Report SS-07-09, AAAI Spring Symposium, Menlo Park, CA.: AAAI Press (2007)

Invited Address

  • Kentucky Section of the MAA, Lexington, Ky., Mar 26-27, 2010, “How to Solve It—Approximately.”

Conrad Shiba (chemistry)


  • “New Zealand Volcanoes: Monitoring of Ruapehu and White Island,” presented to the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, Hawaii (July 2011)
  • “History of the Mountain Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, and Five-String Banjo,” presented at Boyle County Public Library (April 2010)
  • “Volcanoes in New Zealand: A Field Experience for Liberal Arts Students,” presented at the national meeting of the Geological Society of America in Portland, Oregon (October 2009)

Field Work

  • Participated in field camp on volcano monitoring run by the Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (July — August 2011)
  • “From Disaster to Recovery: The Hydrogeomorphic, Ecologic, and Biologic Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington” as a part of the national meeting of the Geological Society of America in Portland, Oregon (October 2009)


  • “Study of Cascades Volcanoes,” carried out in Washington, Oregon, and California, Faculty Development Grant, summer 2008
  • “Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics in Central America,” study in Costa Rica, Faculty Development Grant, summer 2007

Forrest Stonedahl (computer science)


  • Stonedahl, F. & Rand, W. (2012). “When Does Simulated Data Match Real Data? Comparing Model Calibration Functions using Genetic Algorithms.” Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS 2012). Sept. 4-7. Taipei, Taiwan
  • Stonedahl, F. & Stonedahl, S. H. (2012). “Darwinian Rivers: Evolving Stream Topographies to Match Hyporheic Residence Time Distributions.” Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation (GECCO ’12). July 7-11. Philadelphia, Pa.


  • Computer visualization selected as cover art. Mechanical Engineering Magazine, Vol. 134, No. 3 (March 2012)

Brian Storz (biology)


  • Kulkarni, S., Moskalik, C., Gomez-Mestre, I., Storz, B.L., Buchholz, D. (2011) Evolutionary reduction of developmental plasticity in desert spadfoot toads. Journal of Evolutionary Biology DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02370.x
  • Storz, B.L., Heinrichs, J., Yazdani, A., Phillips, R.D., Mulvey, B.B., Arendt, J.D., Moerland, T.S., and J. Travis. (2011) Reassessment of the environmental mechanisms controlling developmental polyphenism in spadefoot toad tadpoles part II. Oecologia 165(1): 55–66
  • Storz, B.L. and T.S. Moerland. (2009) Proximate Regulation of Spadefoot Tadpole Polyphenism; Histological Analysis of Carnivore Myoenlargement Relative to Omnivores. Journal of Morphology 270: 1262–1268
  • Storz, B.L. and J. Travis. (2007) Trait-specific and temporally dissociated developmental program modification in Spea multiplicata tadpoles suggests modularity. TSW Development and Embryology 7: 715–726

Invited Seminars

  • The Ecology and Developmental Biology of Cannibalistic Tadpoles. Murray State University, November 2010
  • The Regulation of Alternative Developmental Programs: Environment, Morphology, and Molecules. University of Cincinnati, October 2009

Jan Wertz (psychology)


  • Centre Scholar, 2007-2009
  • Stodghill Research Professorship, 2006
  • Kirk Teaching Award, 2005

Professional Activities

  • Megan Collins, Julia Hubbard & Jan Wertz: The Effects of Commercial Media on Male Body Image. Presented at Southeastern Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans (March 2007)
  • Jan Wertz, Adam Heckmann, Elizabeth Tammen, Katrina Farris & Nick Denton: The Effectiveness of a Spay/Neuter Print-Media Campaign. (Spring 2006)
  • Katie Hoying & Jan Wertz: Sports Involvement History and Self-Esteem: A Study of Female College Students and Alumni. (Spring 2006)
  • Nick Denton & Jan Wertz: Autonomic Arousal, Personality Traits, and Gambling Behavior in College Students. Presented at Carolinas Psychology Conference, Raleigh, N.C. (April 2006)
  • Lisa Purdy & Jan Wertz: Student Alcohol Consumption’s Relation to Academic Success and Familial Drinking. Presented at Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta (March 2006)
  • Nick Denton & Jan Wertz: Autonomic Arousal, Personality Traits, and Gambling Behavior in Female College Students: A Pilot Study. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Science, Richmond, Ky. (November 2005)
  • Jan Wertz & William Stilwell: Burnout in Pre-doctoral Psychology Interns. Presented at Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville (March 2005)
  • Maggie Ray & Jan Wertz: Body-Image and Self-Concept in Parochial High School Females. (Spring 2005)
  • Jan Wertz & William Stilwell: Therapist Burnout and Perception of Therapeutic Work. Presented at Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta (March 2004)
  • Kristen Allison & Jan Wertz: Effects of Appearance-Related Television Commercials on Female Body Satisfaction and State Anxiety. Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Convention, Atlanta (March 2003)
  • Tarah Combs & Jan Wertz: Anxiety, Intimacy and Parental Divorce. Presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Convention, Atlanta (March 2003)
  • Jane Musson & Jan Wertz: The Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Academic Performance. Presented at Southeastern Psychological Association Convention, Atlanta (March 2003)