Brian Cusato

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Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College • Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Academic Affairs
Old Centre
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859.238.5226
Biography

Brian Cusato joined Centre’s faculty in 2006 as assistant professor of psychology, and became an associate professor and Centre Scholar in 2009. In 2018, Cusato was promoted to the rank of full professor and named interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College.  Prior to serving as interim vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College, Cusato was named associate dean of the college in 2016.

Dr. Cusato’s research interests concern the behavioral mechanisms of learning in animals. He is most interested in adaptive specializations in learning, and the integration of biological, comparative, and evolutionary approaches to the study of learned behavior. Most of his experiments investigate how learning occurs in the sexual behavior system, and how animals learn about the species typical cues they experience during naturally occurring social interactions. This is a novel approach to the study of learning—general enough to apply across species, yet specific enough to reflect the evolutionary history and genetics of particular species and individuals. The work is revealing sex differences in learned behavior and the importance of learning in ecologically relevant social situations. Cusato’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, and findings from his experiments have been published in numerous journals including Animal Learning and Behavior, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Behavioural Processes, The International Journal of Comparative Psychology, and Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.

Cusato received a B.A. in psychology from Muhlenberg College, a master’s degree from Bucknell University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

File last updated: 8/2/13

Andrea Abrams

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Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity Initiatives • Associate Professor of Anthropology • Chair of the Gender Studies Program, Anthropology, African and African American Studies, and Gender Studies
Academic Affairs
Old Centre
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859.238.5267
Biography

Andrea Abrams came to Centre in 2007 as Centre’s first Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges Postdoctoral Fellow, and became assistant professor of anthropology in 2009. She was promoted to associate professor in 2014. In 2018, she was named interim associate vice president for diversity initiatives.

She is the author of God and Blackness: Race, Gender and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church (NYU Press, 2014). She led a study-abroad trip to Ghana during CentreTerm 2013, and will co-teach Spring Term in London, England in 2015. Before coming to Centre, Abrams taught at the University of Southern Mississippi, Emory University, Agnes Scott College, and Spelman College. Her research focuses on racial and gender issues in the South.

Abrams has a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Agnes Scott College. She earned a M.A. in anthropology, a graduate certificate in women’s studies, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Emory University.

File last updated: 6/27/18

Katherine Andrews

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Sponsored Research Specialist
Academic Affairs
Old Centre
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859.238.5212
Biography

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

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

Email: Katherine.andrews@centre.edu, phone (859) 238-5212

Email: katherine.andrews@centre.edu

Marsha Crowe

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Executive Administrative Assistant
Academic Affairs
Old Centre
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Work Phone: 859.238.5226
Biography

 

Beth Glazier

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Interim Associate Dean of the College • H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Religion, Emeritus
Academic Affairs
Old Centre
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859.238.5205
Biography

Beth Glazier retired as emeritus professor of religion at Centre College in 2017 after teaching at Centre since 1988. She has held the Stodghill Professorship in Social Studies since its inception in 2004. In 2016, she completed a five-year term as associate dean. In July 2018 she returned as interim associate dean of the college.

A scholar of the Hebrew Bible and biblical literature, Glazier was a contributing author to Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible, Women in Scripture and Women’s Bible Commentary. She has also written widely on the prophet Malachi. She served as a scholar-in-residence and guest speaker at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington, giving a series of lectures on topics including wisdom literature of the Bible, the tower of Babel story, and the Book of Job. Glazier also has served as scholar-in-residence at Keneseth Israel Congregation in Allentown, Pa.

Glazier and a fellow Centre professor, Thomas McCollough, have co-authored scholarly articles that have appeared in Atiqot and The Journal of Roman Archaeology. The articles evaluate and discuss rare amulets, estimated to be around 2000 years old, unearthed by McCollough and his students on an archaeological team at Sepphoris in Israel.

An outstanding classroom teacher, Glazier has said she wants her students to understand the “exquisite tension” of Bible stories. In her teaching she tries to root biblical passages in their original context.

Glazier is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of George Washington University and earned her M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Chicago. She served as assistant professor of religious studies at The Pennsylvania State University before coming to Centre.

File last updated: 8/6/13

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EXPERT: Biblical studies and Biblical history — The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and Hebraic literature — World religions: Judaism and Islam — New Testament studies — Ancient languages

A scholar of the Hebrew bible and biblical literature. Expert on ancient languages. Contributing author to Eerdman’s Dictionary of the Bible. Served as a scholar-in-residence and guest speaker at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington, giving a series of lectures on topics including wisdom literature of the Bible, the tower of Babel story, and the Book of Job.

Mary Gulley

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Assistant Dean for Advising • Assistant Professor of Psychology • Academic and Disability Services
Academic Affairs
Old Centre
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859.238.5223
Biography

Mary Gulley joined the faculty of Centre College in 2004 as assistant professor of psychology.

Gulley’s areas of specialty include social psychology, interpersonal communication, social and personality development, and life span development. Her research has been published in the Journal of Social Issues, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships.

Gulley holds B.A. degrees in biological sciences and psychology from Transylvania University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Louisville.

To read about Dr. Gulley’s CentreTerm course on Alfred Hitchcock, click here.

File last updated: 5/2/13

Rita Rogers

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Senior Administrative Assistant
Academic Affairs
Old Centre
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859.238.5343
Biography

 

Alycia Tidrick

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Academic Enrichment Specialist
Academic Affairs
Old Centre
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Phone: 859.238.5341
Biography

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