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W&L Podcast Releases New Episode Featuring Paul Youngman “W&L After Class” invites listeners to join W&L faculty to discuss their teaching, research and passion projects.

Youngman_Paul-EDIT-AfterClass-V2-1140x712 W&L Podcast Releases New Episode Featuring Paul Youngman

Paul Youngman, associate provost and the Harry E. and Mary Jayne W. Redenbaugh Professor of German at Washington and Lee, joins Ruth Candler, associate director of Lifelong Learning, for the latest episode of the “W&L After Class” podcast, a collaborative effort of Lifelong Learning, Alumni Engagement and the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

Youngman, a member of the W&L class of 1987, details his extremely full days as a W&L undergrad, his return to his alma mater as a German professor, his journey as W&L’s associate provost and also what it feels like to walk in the shoes as a current W&L parent. He also shares his experiences in the military when he was stationed in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

“W&L After Class” entered its fifth season on Feb. 13. The first episode of the season features Rob Straughan, the Crawford Family Dean of the Williams School and professor of business administration, delving into Straughan’s journey at W&L, the evolution of the William School’s distinctive approach within a liberal arts curriculum and the exciting initiatives on the horizon, including the plans for the new Williams School building.

The “After Class” podcast series began in the spring of 2020. Each episode invites listeners to experience conversations with W&L’s expert faculty, giving listeners worldwide a chance to stroll the Colonnade in the comfort of their homes. W&L faculty members discuss their teaching, research and special interests. Previous topics include poetry, witches, cybersecurity, theater and free speech. Each podcast episode is hosted by Candler.

Recent episodes from the fourth season include a conversation with Kish Parella, Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Law, about her academic research in business and human rights, how her students influence her scholarship and why working outside the classroom strengthens her role as a professor, and an overview of the latest developments in artificial intelligence and their impact on higher education from Associate Professor of Business Administration Jeff Schatten.

Listeners in the W&L community and beyond are invited to listen to past episodes and seasons here or wherever they listen to podcasts.