Faculty Focus Archive


This series focuses on the breadth of activity undertaken by Centre College faculty, including their pedagogical approaches in the classroom, scholarly research, collaborative research with students, and study abroad experiences.



Jon Earle

Jon Earle

Visting Assistant Professor of History

African Kingdoms & Colonial Empires






Melissa Burns-Cusato

Melissa Burns-Cusato

Associate Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Neuroscience

Primate Research in Barbados






Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson

Assistant Professor of German & Humanities

Introduction to the Cultural History of Central Europe






Ed Montgomery

Ed Montgomery

Professor of Chemistry

The Science of Stuff






Joe Workman and Conrad Shiba
Joe Workman, Professor of Chemistry
Conrad Shiba, Associate Professor of Chemistry

The Physical Science of Volcanoes: Studying Volcanoes in Volcanoes






Lee Jefferson and David Hall
Lee Jefferson, Assistant Professor of Religion
David Hall, NEH Associate Professor of Religion & Philosophy

Studies in the Art of Pilgrimage: A Trip Along Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain






Robyn Cutright

Robyn Cutright

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Pyramids and Politics: Exploring Peru’s Prehispanic Past








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