Kerry A. P. Paumi

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Associate Professor of Chemistry • Chief Health Professions Advisor • Medical School Advisor • Chemistry • Global Commerce Program • Work Office: Young Hall 116 • Work Phone: 859.238.5415

Kerry Paumi, an associate professor of chemistry, was named a Centre Scholar in 2015.

Before coming to the College in 2009, Paumi taught at Stevenson University and the University of Kentucky (UK) and was a visiting scientist in the Graduate Center of Toxicology at UK’s School of Medicine. Her work has been published in Organometallics, the Journal of the American Chemical Society and Nature.

Paumi earned a B.S. in chemistry at Gettysburg College, and a Ph.D. at Wake Forest University. She continued her post doctoral training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in the biochemistry department and at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the pharmacology department.


  • Synthetic organic chemist
  • Undergraduate research program in inhibitor design & peptide synthesis

Amanda Falk

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Assistant Professor of Biology • Pre-Veterinary Advisor • Biology Work Office: Young Hall - 122 Work Phone: 859.238.5304

Amanda Falk graduated with a B. S. (Honors) in Biology from Lake Superior State University, performing a senior thesis on molecular and morphometric sexing of bald eagles and related species. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Kansas, studying avian paleontology and ichnology—trace fossils—as well as anatomy and behavior of modern birds. During this time she began research in China and South Korea, supported by a U.S. Fulbright Grant from 2011-2012 that provided the opportunity to perform extensive research in China.

She has expertise in paleobiology, evolutionary biology, functional morphology, and fossil behavior. Her current research interests are studies of fossil avian anatomy, avian ichnology (the study of preserved behavior known as trace fossils—footprints, burrows, etc.), comparative studies of modern avian anatomy, studies of modern avian footprint production and tracemaking behavior, laser-stimulated fluorescence of fossils, and paleobiodiversity and mass extinction.


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Aaron Godlaski 

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Associate Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience • Dental School AdvisorPsychology Work Office: Young Hall 220 Work Phone: 859.238.6333

Aaron Godlaski joined Centre’s faculty in 2012 as an assistant professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Kentucky, where he studied alcohol and human behavior. Following the completion of his dissertation, he interned at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., specializing in clinical health psychology and outpatient psychotherapy.

Godlaski’s research interests include the effects of mindfulness meditation on cognitive and physiological processes, and the effects of alcohol on human behavior. He is also interested in pedagogical innovations associated with meditation and other contemplative practices, and how such practices can enrich the lives of students.


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Erin Wachter

Assistant Professor of Chemistry  • Physician Assistant Advisor • Chemistry Work Office: Olin Hall 218 • Work Phone: 859.238.5875

Erin Wachter joined the Centre College faculty in 2016 as visiting assistant professor of chemistry, and was named assistant professor of chemistry in 2018.  Wachter earned a B.S. in chemistry from Saint Vincent College, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Kentucky.

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Drew Morris

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology • Pre-Optometry Advisor • Psychology Work Office: Young Hall 227 • Work Phone: 859.238.5338

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Claire O'Quin

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  • BS in Biology from Louisiana State University
  • MS in Biology from The George Washington University
  • PhD in Biology from the University of Maryland
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  • Laboratory Instructor and Coordinator, Evolution, Biodiversity, Ecology (Bio 110), Department of Biology, Centre College
  • pre-nursing advisor

Claire O’Quin joined the Centre College faculty in 2020. O’Quin’s primary area of research involves investigating the genetic and developmental basis of various traits found in fish. O’Quin’s most recent research projects with Centre undergraduate students include testing new inquiry-based labs to include in the introductory biology course as well as measuring eye traits in Mexican blind cavefish.

O’Quin teaches the Introductory Biology Labs and is developing a new study away course focused on conservation and ecology in California’s National Parks.


Daniel Scott

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry • Pre-Pharmacy Advisor • Chemistry •  Work Office: Olin Hall 217 • Work Phone: 859.238.5731 • Work Email:

Daniel Scott joined the Centre College faculty as assistant professor of chemistry in 2017.

Prior to joining Centre, Scott was an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at DePauw University for 4 years, a visiting assistant professor of chemistry here at Centre for a year, and postdoctoral scholar in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky as part of the NIH funded Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center. His research interests include the development of new anti-cancer drugs as well as improved nanoparticle delivery systems capable of simultaneously delivering the drug as well as diagnosing and monitoring response the therapy.

Scott earned a B.S. in chemistry from Georgetown College, and a Ph.D. in bioanalytical chemistry from the University of Kentucky.


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KatieAnn Skogsberg

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Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience • Physical Therapy Advisor • Chair of Behavioral Neuroscience Program • Psychology • Behavioral Neuroscience Work Office: Young Hall 216 Work Phone: 859.238.5238

KatieAnn Skogsberg joined Centre’s faculty in 2008. She is an associate professor of psychobiology, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2013.

Before coming to Centre, Skogsberg taught courses in psychology at Northwestern University, where she earned both her M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology: brain, behavior, and cognition.

Her research interests include individual and group differences in visual attention abilities, and the efficacy of behavioral and biofeedback training for enhancing attentional abilities and the remediation of attentional deficits.Her collaborative research focuses on the use of electroencephalography (EEG) to study patterns of brain activity related to attention, and performance on visual attention tasks, specifically the effects of energy drinks on VATs, and also the effects of concussions on VATs. Her work also includes survey research on concussion knowledge and what motivates athletes to return to play after sustaining a concussion. To read more about Skogsberg’s research go to Centre College research on energy drinks creates buzz and Athletes not willing to report concussions, say RICE presentation researchers.

She graduated from Boise State University with a B.A. in theatre arts and a B.S. in psychology, with a biology minor.


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