We explore the larger issues of our day
of beauty, truth, justice and duty
We promote thoughtful discussion
mutual respect and the joy of discovery
We invite the intellectually curious student
to think well about the meaning of life



Amanda Knight is the Director of Cogito at Longwood University. She earned a B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University in biblical studies and philosophy, an M.A. in religion from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in religion at Emory University, where she wrote on the theology of St. Augustine. Her interests include theological understandings of beauty and learning ways to think theologically about body image. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys running, crocheting, squirrel-watching, and drinking coffee.

Email: amanda.abernathy.19@gmail.com. Phone: 307-631-7548


Jarrett Knight is the Director for Cogito at Hampden-Sydney College. Jarrett received his Ph.D. in religion from Emory University, where he wrote his dissertation on parables in the Gospel of Mark. Before coming to Emory, Jarrett earned an M.T.S. in Bible at the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in religion and philosophy from the College of William and Mary. He also completed the Raleigh Fellows Program at Church of the Apostles and worked at Trinity Academy of Raleigh in 2011. In his free time, Jarrett enjoys reading, writing, and playing board games.

Email: jwknig@email.wm.edu. Phone: 434-989-3841