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Washington and Lee University    
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 University Catalog

Geology (GEOL)

Students interested in environmental science, geophysics, or engineering geology should consult with a geology faculty member to ensure that the proper courses are selected for advanced study or the pursuit of a particular career path.

Students interested in a career in secondary science education should consult with faculty in geology and the teacher education program as early as possible.

Honors: An Honors Program in geology is offered for qualified students; see department head for details.

Department Head: M. Lisa Greer


First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

Christopher D. Connors, Ph.D.—(1999)-2012
William E. Pritchard III '80 Professor of Geology
Ph.D., Princeton University

Mary Lisa Greer, Ph.D.—(2003)-2015
Professor of Geology
Ph.D., University of Miami

David Jorgensen Harbor, Ph.D.—(1992)-2004
Professor of Geology
Ph.D., Colorado State University

Margaret Anne Hinkle, Ph.D.—(2017)-2017
Assistant Professor of Geology
Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis

Elizabeth P. Knapp, Ph.D.—(1997)-2014
Professor of Geology
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Jeffrey M. Rahl, Ph.D.—(2006)-2012
Associate Professor of Geology
Ph.D., Yale University