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Dr. Livingston and Dr. Knapp

Two Georgetown College Professors Named Lilly Faculty Fellows

Submitted on May 6, 2021

Professor of Biology Dr. Tracy Livingston and Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Megan Knapp have been named Lilly Faculty Fellows for 2021-2023.

The Lilly Faculty Fellows Program at Valparaiso University is the newest initiative from the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities and recognizes faculty who engage at the intersections of Christian thought and practice with the academic vocation. Dr. Livingston and Dr. Knapp are one of only seven teams of faculty members selected nationwide to represent this inaugural class.

Dr. Livingston and Dr. Knapp will receive $8,000 in funding to establish a Lilly Faculty Fellows Program on the campus of Georgetown College and to further explore and engage with Christian thought and practice.

In addition to the grant, Dr. Livinston and Dr. Knapp will attend four conferences across two years in Chicago and Indianapolis focused on helping the fellows continue their exploration of issues involving faith and academics.

“GC is a place that helps students find their passion by exploring various avenues of study,” said Dr. Livinston. “This grant will help the faculty not only explore their thoughts on science and religion but also help us facilitate our student's understanding the place of science and religion in our world.  I was very honored to receive this grant because the topic of science and faith is one that I have been interested in for a long time, and GC is a great place to explore this issue.”

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