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Centre College announces 2019 tenure and promotions

The next school tenure and promotions have been lately introduced at Centre College:

Leonard Demoranville
Awarded Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

Leonard Demoranville

Leonard Demoranville joined the Centre school in 2012 as visiting assistant professor of chemistry.

Before coming to Centre, Demoranville hung out as a National Analysis Council Publish-Doctoral Fellow on the Nationwide Institute of Standards and Know-how. His research there targeted on the trace detection of illicit medicine utilizing ion mobility and mass spectrometry. During his graduate work, he participated within the University of Maryland University Educating and Learning Program, which trains future school members in the scholarship of educating and learning. This led to his choice as a Lilly Graduate Educating Fellow.

Demoranville acquired a B.S. from Japanese Nazarene College, and a Ph.D. from the College of Maryland-College Park.

Jonathon Earle
Awarded Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

Jonathon Earle is assistant professor of history and present chair of the African and African American Research Program. He joined Centre’s school in 2012 as visiting assistant professor of historical past. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in faith and theology, respectively, he accomplished his doctoral studies in history on the College of Cambridge. Right here, he facilitated tutorials, lectures and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate degree, educating on the historical past of recent Africa and historical methodology.

At Centre, Earle has labored to develop a artistic pedagogy, which frequently leads him to incorporate community-based learning into the guts of his programs. This consists of providing regular studies abroad to japanese Africa (2014, 2015, 2019) and co-directing the Centre-in-London program in 2017. He has also worked with Centre students in Uganda and the United Kingdom.

Jonathon Earle

An aggressive research agenda stays an essential focus for Earle at Centre. His first e-book—on spiritual thought and historical creativeness in late colonial Uganda (Cambridge College Press, 2017)—was a finalist for the Bethwell A. Ogot Ebook Prize (2018), which is the very best award given by the African Studies Affiliation in East African Studies. His second e-book (co-authored with the award-winning J.J. Carney) explores the political biography of Uganda’s first elected prime minister, Benedicto Kiwanuka, and the history of political intimidation. It is going to be revealed with James Currey (Oxford) in 2020. Prior to now three years, he has also revealed four peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters with the Journal of African History, History in Africa and Ohio College Press. His most recent chapter on African Mental Historical past is revealed with Oxford College Press (2019).

Earle is the recipient of quite a few awards. For excellent educating, scholarship and service, he was appointed a Centre Scholar in 2016 and 2019, and he was awarded a Stodghill Research Professorship in 2017. He was named the Delta Delta Delta Professor of the Yr in 2016. Read more about Earle’s educating and research right here.

Ellen Goldey
Awarded Tenure

Ellen Goldey is vice chairman of educational affairs and dean of the College, where she continues her long-standing commitments to championing the liberal arts and sciences, collaborative and clear management, and building a diverse and inclusive group.

Ellen Goldey Portrait

Ellen Goldey

From 2016–2019 she served as Dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University, and she spent the prior 20 years at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she served as biology department chair and held the William R. Kenan Jr. professorship. The recipient of school and nationwide educating awards, Goldey served as leadership fellow in two national undergraduate science schooling reform initiatives, Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Schooling (PULSE) and Science Schooling for New Civic Engagements and Duties Management (SENCER) and as a member of the national cadre of Wabash Teagle Evaluation Scholars.

With funding from NSF and personal foundations, she has led tasks to create interdisciplinary learning communities, reform undergraduate STEM schooling, make constructive use of assessment evidence, and promote cultural pluralism. Previous to Wofford, Goldey was a developmental neurotoxicologist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Company in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree on the College of the South and her Masters of Science and Ph.D. levels at Miami University.

John Harney
Awarded Tenure and Promotion to Affiliate Professor

Portrait of John Harney

John Harney

John Harney got here to Centre in 2013 as assistant professor of history.

His scholarly interests embrace id formation and colonial and post-colonial relations in East Asia, the history of in style participation in sports activities within the trendy period, Catholicism and Catholic communities in 20th-century China, representations of history in video games, and the wider makes use of and interpretations of historical past in widespread tradition.

Harney acquired a B.A. in historical past and English literature from University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, an M.A. in Chinese language research from the University of Sheffield in the U.Okay., and a Ph.D. in trendy East Asian history from the University of Texas at Austin.

Danielle La Londe
Awarded Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

Danielle La Londe

Danielle La Londe joined the Centre school in 2013 as an assistant professor of classical studies. She was awarded a Stodghill Analysis Professorship in 2017 and acquired the Kirk Award for excellence in educating in 2019.

She teaches Latin language and literature, and a variety of courses on historic Greece and Rome, together with Pompeii, the reception of Greek fable in film and the first-year humanities sequence. In 2017 and 2019, she took college students to Italy for a CentreTerm course on historic Rome. Her research focuses on political thought in Latin poetry of the late republic by way of the age of Nero. She is presently writing a commentary of Vergil’s pastoral poems, the Eclogues, for Dickinson College Commentaries, and an article on the influence of Vergil’s Georgics on the pastoral poetry of the Neronian poet, Calpurnius Siculus.

La Londe acquired her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from New York College.

Matthew Pierce
Awarded Tenure and Promotion to Affiliate Professor

Matthew Pierce joined the Centre College school in 2011. Before coming to Centre, he spent in depth time within the Center East and Central Asia, including dwelling in Egypt, Yemen and Iran. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2016.

Portrait of Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce

Pierce focuses on medieval Islamic history and thought. His current analysis focuses on classical Arabic and Persian biographies, analyzing the production of cultural symbols related to gender, authority, and id. His 2016 ebook, “Twelve Infallible Men: The Imams and the Making of Shi’ism” (Harvard), gained international recognition when chosen for the Iran’s Ebook of the Yr Award. He is presently writing a biography of the eighth century scholar, Ja’far al-Sadiq (underneath contract with Oneworld Publications). Pierce has additionally contributed to The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought(2012), in addition to an edited volume onWomen, Management, and Mosques: Modifications in Modern Islamic Authority (Brill, 2012). His work has also appeared in the Journal of Shi’a Islamic Research.

Along with his regularly-taught course, “Western Religious Traditions,” Pierce teaches quite a lot of upper-level programs on subjects associated to Islamic Research. He serves on the gender research program and steadily teaches courses overseas during winter term. In the spring of 2017 he served as co-director of the Centre-in-London program.

Pierce holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Research from Boston College’s Division of Spiritual and Theological Studies. Previous to that, he earned his bachelor’s diploma in Biblical Studies from Bryan College and acquired a Fulbright Fellowship (2002-2003) to research Qur’anic spiritual schooling in Sana’a, Yemen. From 2003 to 2006, he participated in an inter-faith dialogue program while learning in Qom, Iran.

Ellen Swanson
Awarded Tenure and Promotion to Affiliate Professor

Portrait of Ellen Swanson

Ellen Swanson

Ellen Swanson joined Centre’s school in 2012 and was named a Centre Scholar in 2017. Earlier than coming to Centre, Swanson was a Postdoctoral Affiliate at Carnegie Mellon College.

Swanson enjoys working with students to see the applicability of mathematics. She has labored with students on tasks starting from mathematically modeling Alzheimer’s Illness to raised understanding the event of aneurysms. Her aim is to supply students opportunities to see connections between math and other disciplines. She co-directed the Centre-in-London program in 2019.

Swanson graduated summa cum laude from Wittenberg University with a B.S. in mathematics, the place she was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in utilized arithmetic at North Carolina State College.

Karin Younger
Awarded Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor

Karin (Kari) Young joined the school at Centre College in 2013 as an assistant professor of chemistry. She was named a Centre Scholar in 2016.

Photo of Karin Young, Associate Professor of Chemistry

Karin Young

Younger teaches programs typically chemistry and inorganic chemistry. She is especially enthusiastic about creating meaningful laboratory workouts for college kids in inorganic chemistry. Young additionally teaches courses in various power know-how, which are inspired by her graduate work on synthetic photosynthesis for solar power purposes. In CentreTerm 2015, Young teamed up with Professor Ellen Swanson to show college students about wind, solar and hydroelectric energy. The course included a go to to the Mother Ann Lee Hydroelectric Station, which generates the Renewable Power Credits purchased by the scholar green fund.

She also has a special curiosity in how nature makes use of iron and manganese facilities to catalyze essential oxidation reactions. At Centre, Young and her students are learning a household of iron, manganese and cobalt complexes as catalysts for the oxidation of lignin model compounds.

Initially from Texas, Younger graduated magna cum laude from the College of Tulsa with a B.A. in chemistry and English, the place she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She subsequently earned an M.S. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at Yale College.

Jan Wertz
Awarded Promotion to Full Professor

Portrait of Jan Wertz

Jan Wertz

Affiliate Professor of Psychology Jan Wertz was named a Centre Scholar in 2007. In 2005, and again in 2015, she acquired the Kirk Award for excellence in educating. Her main analysis pursuits embrace body picture, advertising and constructive psychology.

Previous to coming to Centre, she was assistant professor of psychology at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Wertz has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in counseling psychology from the College of Kentucky. She holds two B.S. degrees from Montana State University and the University of Montana—Montana Tech. Her psychology experience has included working on psychiatric and substance abuse models, in a VA hospital and in a federal jail.

by Centre College News
July 11, 2019