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Centre College names associate dean

Brian Cusato
Brian Cusato

Will continue teaching

DANVILLE, Ky. (July 12, 2016) — Brian Cusato has been named associate dean at Centre College, effective July 1. Cusato is an associate professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience. He was the division chair of the science and mathematics programs and the campus contact for the Brown Fellows Program.

Professor of Religion Beth Glazier-McDonald, Cusato’s predecessor, completed her five-year term as associate dean earlier this year.

As associate dean, Cusato will work closely with Stephanie Fabritius, dean of the College and vice president for academic affairs, as well as other fellow senior staff members. He will continue teaching two classes a year.

As a faculty member, Cusato was named a Centre Scholar in 2009 and received the Kirk Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, and findings from his research have been published in numerous journals, including Animal Learning and Behavior, The International Journal of Comparative Psychology and Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. Cusato earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Muhlenberg College, a master’s degree from Bucknell University and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin.