Lexington, Virginia • March 22, 2011
Elizabeth Knapp, associate professor of geology at Washington and Lee University, has been appointed to a two-year term as associate provost, effective July 1.
Announcement of Knapp's appointment was made by Robert Strong, who will become interim provost on July 1 following the retirement of June Aprille. Strong currently serves as associate provost.
According to Strong, Knapp will have a variety of responsibilities in the provost's office. She will work with undergraduate academic advising, new faculty orientation, student research opportunities and teaching award nominations. She will also deal with the administration of grants that support work-life initiatives, the spring term and other University priorities.
Knapp graduated in 1990 from Washington and Lee with honors in geology. She received her Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of Virginia.
She returned to her alma mater in 1997. In addition to her teaching and research in the geology department, she served for four years as assistant dean of the College.
"Very few members of the faculty have the range of experiences that Elizabeth will bring to her new duties," Strong said. "I look forward to working with her in the next two years."