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 8, 2020
Rob Weir gives advice for rethinking online education as no longer an emergency exception but what may be the norm in coming months.
July 26, 2019
At some point, most of us wrestle with determining when it's time to call it quits, writes Rob Weir, who gives advice on how to know when is right for you.
April 3, 2019
Actions by our students and other young people may anger us, but we should go slowly before rushing to judgment, counsels Rob Weir.
November 29, 2017
Rob Weir, who has written eight books and countless articles and reviews, offers some thoughts for new writers.
July 6, 2015
When teaching undergraduates, it's important to remember what they don't know and to offer cues, writes Rob Weir.
November 5, 2014
Rob Weir offers some suggestions for professors on what to do when reporters call.
August 20, 2014
Just because a teaching idea is hot doesn't mean you need to embrace it, writes Rob Weir.
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.

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