Rob Weir

Rob Weir is a native of Pennsylvania who has lived in New England for the past 26 years. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he currently teaches. Weir has published six books and numerous articles on social and cultural history, and has been cited for excellence in teaching on numerous occasions during his 20 years in the college classroom. Weir also teaches at Smith College and is a freelance journalist. For over 20 years he was been the principal Celtic music writer for SingOut! Magazine, the nation's oldest folk music publication.

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July 30, 2014
Rob Weir considers the mistakes humanities professors make that keep them from having journal submissions accepted.
February 28, 2014
Even if students don't remember a lot of what we teach them, instructors can refine their teaching by considering what they hold on to, writes Rob Weir.
October 23, 2013
Rob Weir considers how to handle it, as an instructor, when you can't be there.
March 14, 2013
There are skills that keyboards don't teach, writes Rob Weir.
January 22, 2013
Aaron Swartz was wrong about the law and the economics of journals, writes Rob Weir.
November 5, 2012
Just because your book is unlikely to make you wealthy doesn't mean that there aren't important things to push for, writes Rob Weir.
March 21, 2012
You don't have to be a digital native to add video to your classes, writes Rob Weir, who explains how to do so.  
November 11, 2011
Rob Weir discusses how to deal with student complaints about grades on papers.
October 19, 2011
Rob Weir offers advice on how professors should handle calls from reporters.
September 7, 2011
Rob Weir suggests ways to avoid panic and confusion as you launch your career at a new institution.

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