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Elizabeth Knapp Talks Rocks in New Podcast Episode In a new episode of "After Class," W&L’s Lifelong Learning podcast, Elizabeth Knapp, geology professor and director of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity, discusses her love of geology and the impact of the Johnson Program

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The latest episode of “W&L After Class: The Lifelong Learning Podcast” features a conversation with Elizabeth Knapp, professor of geology and director of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity. In the fourth episode of Season Two, “No Stone Unturned: Rocking Out with Elizabeth Knapp,” Knapp talks about why she fell in love with geology, the landscape of Rockbridge County, and how the Johnson Program continues to transform the lives of students.

Knapp also addresses the special bond that exists among students, faculty and alumni of the W&L Geology Department.

“We all have a shared passion for learning about the world around us,” she said. “… Working in labs together with our fellow students and faculty really creates great bonding experiences… we want to share that across generations and pay those opportunities forward… I think of [the Geology Department] as a special place within a special place.”

Click here to listen to the full episode of the podcast, which is hosted by Ruth Candler, assistant director of Lifelong Learning.

The “After Class” podcast series began in spring 2020. Every episode invites listeners to join conversations with W&L’s expert faculty, giving them a chance to walk down the Colonnade from the comfort of their homes. Listeners hear from W&L faculty members about topics they know and love, meet new professors and learn about their research. Previous topics include poetry, beer, tea, witches, poverty, politics, theater and free speech.

Listeners in the W&L community and beyond are invited to listen to archived episodes for free here or wherever they listen to podcasts (e.g., iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher). Other episodes include:

“W&L After Class” is a collaboration of W&L’s Office of Lifelong Learning, Alumni Engagement and the Office of Communications.