Dr. David Bowman • Associate Professor of Physics, Coordinator of Physics and Engineering Arts

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 124
Phone: 502-863-8094

B.A. Bethel College
Ph.D. University of Minnesota at St. Paul in Physics


Dr. Bryan Crawley • Associate Professor of Computer Science, Registrar

Office Location: Highbaugh Hall, Room 105
Phone: 502-863-8024

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. University of Kentucky in Computer Science


Dr. Crawley, a Georgetown College professor since 1989, serves as Registrar of the College and Associate Professor of Computer Science. His teaching interests include programming languages, compilers, operating systems, computer organization and architecture, and the foundations of programming. Before coming to Georgetown College, Dr. Crawley worked as a programmer/analyst in medical research with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he developed software for a variety of applications in cardiology and neurology research.


Dr. Jonathan Dickinson • Associate Professor of Physics

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 129
Phone: 502-863-8095

B.S. Georgetown College in Physics, Math, and Philosophy
M.S., Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University in Chemical Physics


Dr. Jonathan Dickinson is an associate professor of physics at Georgetown College with which he has a lifetime of connections. His father, Dr. Bartlett Dickinson, was a professor of physics at Georgetown College when Jonathan was born. Between morning Montessori and afternoon kindergarten, he ate lunch with his father on campus and attended the weekly co-curricular events in the chapel. His childhood memories include shows in the planetarium, gazing at the Foucault pendulum, playing in the halls of the Asher Science Center, and performing in the Lab Theater as part of the Georgetown College Children’s Theater. Upon the conclusion of his five years as a student of Georgetown College, Jonathan received a BA in philosophy and a BS in physics and mathematics. During a seven-year hiatus from Georgetown College, Jonathan completed an MS in applied physics and a PhD in chemical physics at Virginia Commonwealth University and married Dr. Jenna Ross, also a Georgetown College alumnus. A professor at Georgetown since 2004, Jonathan’s primary focus is teaching and mentoring students. The majority of his teaching load is introductory level courses including both semesters of College Physics and an integrated physical science course for pre-service teachers. Each summer he teaches the astronomy module of the college’s PAEMS camp (Pre-collegiate Academic Experience in Mathematics and Science) to science oriented high school students. His involvement with two Science Teacher Alliances has provided him with opportunities to better understand and help improve K-12 public school science education. Jonathan acknowledges that he is a bit verbose.


Mr. Luke Garnett • Visiting Instructor of Mathematics

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 122
Phone: 502-863-8335

B.S. Georgetown College in Mathematics
M.S. University of Kentucky in Statistics


Luke Garnett started teaching at Georgetown College in 2014. His teaching interests focus on statistics and the use of technology in mathematics. He is a self-proclaimed sports fanatic and loves to use sports-oriented examples using real-world data. This data includes some that he helped collect for the Kansas City Royals Class A Minor League baseball team, the Lexington Legends. An avid runner, Luke was Assistant Coach for the Georgetown College Track and Cross Country teams from 2010-2015 and was named Head Coach of both teams in 2015.


Dr. William R. Harris • Professor of Mathematics, Coordinator of Mathematics

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 120
Phone: 502-863-7921

B.A. Transylvania University in Mathematics/Computer Science
M.S., Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Mathematics


Dr. Harris has been at Georgetown since 1992. His teaching interests include abstract algebra, mathematical modeling, and the use of computer software in his courses. He is particularly interested in the applications of mathematics and computational power to biology and wishes to engage students in research projects in these areas.


Dr. Christine Leverenz • Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 102A
Phone: 502-863-8097

B.S. Butler University
M.A., Ph.D. University of Kentucky in Mathematics
M.S. University of Kentucky in Computer Science


Dr. Christine Leverenz has been at Georgetown College since 1982. She is professor of mathematics and computer science and is an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education. Her teaching specialties include calculus, analysis, linear algebra, and mathematics for elementary education. She also prepares students for studying maths at Oxford by giving tutorials in Real Analysis.


Dr. Danny Thorne • Associate Professor of Computer Science, Coordinator of Computer Science and Computational Sciences

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 121
Phone: 502-863-8362

B.S. Eastern Kentucky University
M.A. University of Kentucky in Mathematics
Ph.D. University of Kentucky in Computer Science


Dr. Thorne teaches a variety of computer science and math courses including a cross-listed Introduction to Numerical Methods course. He contributed to the development of a new interdisciplinary major in Computational Sciences at GC and developed a new course on High Performance Computing. He was on the advisory board of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant that the science division received from 2008-2013 which provided, among other things, many opportunities for student research with faculty mentors here and with mentors at other institutions in academia, government and industry. The grant funded a high performance computing lab which Dr. Thorne designed and assembled, partly to support the HPC course and partly to support computational sciences oriented activities by science division students and faculty.

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Dr. Homer White • Professor of Mathematics, Department Chair

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 115
Phone: 502-863-8307

A.B. Princeton University in Philosophy
M.A., Ph.D. University of North Carolina in Mathematics


Dr. White serves as Chair of the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science.  His original area of research was in ergodic theory, which is the study of the long-term average properties of systems that may appear to be chaotic and unpredictable in the short-term. From this work he gradually developed an interest in probability and statistics, and the balance of his teaching efforts are directed toward that area. He is very much engaged in the movement to teach statistics at both elementary and advanced levels with R and related open-source software, and is currently developing R-related software for statistics education. He regularly performs statistical consultations both inside and outside of the College. Other academic interests include the history of mathematics; he has written articles on—and made translations from—both eighteenth-century European mathematicians and mathematicians working in India during Classical times. Dr. White also teaches in the College’s Foundations Program, authoring and maintaining the instructor-resource materials related to the Roman Catholic monk and author Thomas Merton. He is active with the Lexington Friends Meeting (“unprogrammed” Quakers) and the Furnace Mountain Zen Retreat Center, practices Ashtanga yoga, rides a bicycle, works with various grassroots social-justice organizing groups, and tends a somewhat disorderly organic garden.

Dr. Austin French • Emeritus Professor of Mathematics


B.A. David Lipscomb College
M.S., Ph.D. Auburn University in Mathematics
M.S. University of Kentucky in Computer Science