President John C. Knapp
Phone: 724-503-1001 x
Office: McMillan Hall, Second Floor

John Knapp


Degrees: Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Wales; M.A. Theological Studies, Columbia Theological Seminary; B.A. Urban Life, Georgia State University.

John C. Knapp, Ph.D., is the 13th president of Washington & Jefferson College, one of America’s oldest and most distinguished liberal arts institutions, founded in 1781. He also serves as a professor of religion in the college’s Department of Philosophy.

Dr. Knapp is an internationally known author and speaker with leadership experience spanning the education, non-profit, and business sectors. Prior to joining W&J in 2017, he was president of Hope College in Holland, Mich., where he led the development and implementation of a 10-year strategic plan to enhance academic quality, campus diversity, employee development, and post-graduation outcomes for students.


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