Department of Geology
Washington and Lee Univ.
Lexington, VA 24450
p 540 458-8867
f 540 458-8142
Geology 100 (Introductory Geology with Field Emphasis)
Geology 211 (Earth Materials I: Rocks and Minerals)
Geology 311 (Earth Materials II: Geochemistry)
Geology 185 (Computer Applications)
Also: Geology 160 (Field Methods), Geology of Hawaii (Spring 2006), Geology of the Pyrenees, Coastal Geology, Hydrology, and Biogeochemistry
Low-temperature aqueous geochemistry, geochemical
evolution and paleoclimate, aquifer redox chemistry, and iron geochemistry.
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA., 1997 (Department of Environmental Sciences; Specialization: Geochemistry; Dissertation: "The Influence of Redox Conditions on Sorption to Aquifer Sediments: Implication for Transport of Reactive Solutes").
B.S., Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, 1990 (Honors
in Geology; Honors Thesis: "Fracture and Structural Analysis of Archean
Rocks: Northern Extrusion of the Burntside Lake Fault Zone , The Quetico
Provincial Park, Canada")
Washinton and Lee University, Department of Geology (2003-present): Associate Professor.
Washinton and Lee University, Department of Geology (1997-2003): Assistant Professor.
University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences (1992-1996): Teaching and Research Assistant.
ENVIRON Corporation, Arlington, VA (1990-1992): Associate Geologist.
U. S. Geological Survey Atlantic Branch of Marine Geology, Woods
Hole, MA (1990): Geologist (Marine Geophysics).
Knapp, E.P., J.S. Herman, G.M. Hornberger, and A.L. Mills, 1998. The
effect of distribution of
iron-oxyhydroxide grain coatings on the transport of bacterial cells in porous media.
Environmental Geology, 33(4)243-249.
Knapp, E.P., J.S. Herman, A.L. Mills, and G.M. Hornberger. 2002. Alteration
of reactive mineral
surfaces in anaerobic groundwater systems. Applied Geochemistry 17(4) 387-398.
Knapp, E.P., D.J. Harbor, and Z.F. Ginwalla. 2003. Testing the waters:
Can you involve community
action in your college curriculum? Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 51, n.3, May 2003, p. 294-298.
Knapp, E.P., S.G. Dejardins, and M.A. Pleva. 2003. An interdisciplinary
approach to teaching
chemistry to geology students. Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 51, n. 5 , November, 2003, p. 481-483.
Knapp, E.P. D.O. Terry, and D.J. Harbor. 2004. Reading Virginia's
paleoclimate from the
geochemistry and sedimentology of clastic cave sediments. In Sasowsky, I.D. and J. Mylroie
eds., Studies of Cave Sediments: Physical and Chemical Records of Paleoclimate. Klewer Academic /
Plenum Publishing, p. 95-106.
Knapp, E.P., D.J. Harbor, and Z.F. Ginwalla. Defining basin
water quality: Land use,
tributary input, and downstream dynamics, submitted to Journal of Environmental Quality (in revision for publication).
Knapp, Elizabeth P. , M. Lisa Greer, Christopher D. Connors, and David Harbor, 2005. Field-Based Instruction As Part Of A Balanced Geoscience Curriculum At Washington And Lee University, Journal of Geoscience Education (accepted)