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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December 4, 2007
Rob Weir argues that top colleges and universities can get better by getting grayer -- at least in selecting professors.
March 6, 2007
They aren't only too expensive, they are boring and your students will learn more without them, writes Rob Weir.
March 3, 2006
Rob Weir announces the Society for Intellectual Clarity and the rules for its new journal.

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