Liz Safran, Assoc. Professor of Geological Science
A field trip turns into a real-time study of an active volcano. Bits of material in a state park reveals secrets of the Ice Age floods of glacial Lake Missoula. Faculty and students from different disciplines exchange ideas fluidly, organically.
You know you’re at Lewis & Clark College.
And you know the stories you teach, learn, and help create are as deep and enriching as the soil deposits of the great floods.
I teach geology. I study forces that shape the landscape, and the way those forces influence creatures that inhabit the land. I teach about connections that reveal what the uncommon have in common. I thrill when students come alive as the unknowable suddenly becomes known, and the familiar suddenly becomes new.
Lewis & Clark gives all who connect here opportunities to open the pages of the world every day. Here, curiosity is not merely satisfied. It is transformed.