Ph.D., University of Chicago
Steven Weiland is a professor in the graduate
program in Higher,
Lifelong Education (in the College of Education).
He has degrees
College of the City University of New York (B.A.
in English) and
of Chicago (PhD in English).
Previous to his appointment at Michigan State, he
administrative positions at the University of
Cincinnati, the University of Iowa and the
Minnesota. For much of
his career, Professor Weiland taught in
departments of English
Studies. At the University of Minnesota, where he
and the history of psychology (at the Institute
Development), he was
director of the Department of Professional
Programs. He also
spent nine years as executive director of the
Humanities Councils, a non-profit organization
serving the state
the National Endowment for the Humanities. After
Weiland also spent eight years as director of the
Program in the College of Arts and Letters.
Professor Weiland’s primary interests are in the
and the social and behavioral sciences in the
subjects of adult
development, technology and higher education,
other forms of
narrative inquiry, and in research methods,
rhetoric and writing.
courses in career development (EAD 864) and
education in the
digital age (EAD
878) among other subjects and the college-wide
research (CEP 930).
In all, Professor Weiland teaches five online
courses in two
Education MA programs, all in a self-paced
he has devised.
In spring 2015, Professor Weiland will offer a new
students in “Scholarly and Scientific
Communications in the
Professor Weiland is the author of Intellectual
Ways and Works
in American Scholarship and of many essays on
humanities and education, and he is the co-author
Keywords of Social
Gerontology and co-editor of Jazz in
Mind. He is at
Faculty Work in the Digital Age: A Primer
Life Stories and Intellectual Identities.