David Williams, PhD

David Williams, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and the director of  the Tahoe Semester. In this role, he works with his Centre College colleagues to design the overall Tahoe curriculum while teaching humanities courses and facilitating the plenary course. He also arranges the co-curricular experiences (and really enjoys participating in them).


By training, David is a historian of philosophy specializing in Classical Greek thought. His areas of special research are Aristotle’s philosophy of mathematics and his philosophy of biology.

He and his wife Michele have four adult children. In his spare time, David enjoys skiing, mountain biking, dirt biking, backpacking and spending time with his family.  

The Team

Michele Williams
Administrative Coordinator

Michele Williams is the Student Life Facilitator for the Tahoe Semester. She has a degree in Business Administration. (Bethel University, St. Paul, MN) and has coordinated a number of college programs, including study-away and study-abroad programs for international students studying in the U.S. Most recently, she managed business and administrative functions for a K-12 charter school. 


Michele is married to David (surprise!) and they have four adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys trail running, hiking and spending time with her family.

Nick Guido
Resident Director

Nick Guido is excited to combine his experiences with Residence Life and academics with his experience in the outdoors in order to best serve as a Residence Director for the Tahoe Semester!  


Nick was born and raised in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains and attended college at Azusa Pacific University where he studied Physics and served as a resident assistant. One of his favorite college experiences was taking part in APU’s High Sierra Program--predecessor to the Tahoe Semester.  He loves all things outdoors but some of his favorites include mountain biking, snowboarding, climbing, summiting peaks, and backpacking. 

Nate Meckes, PhD
Kinesiology Professor

Nate Meckes is a recent Reno transplant who spent 6 years as a faculty member at Azusa Pacific in the Kinesiology department. Since moving to northern Nevada, he has taken up mountain biking and snowboarding. Nate and his family love the varied climates of Reno and especially Lake Tahoe, whether they can enjoy hiking, biking, or swimming in the beautiful waters.


Being able to spend time in a beautiful place while discussing topics that can change lives is something that he values. He looks forward to interacting with the wonderful students who are part of the Tahoe Semester!