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Adam S. Weinberg
20th President of Denison University
Preceded byDale T. Knobel
Personal details
Born (1965-01-12) January 12, 1965 (age 54)
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceGranville, Ohio, U.S.
Alma materBowdoin College
Northwestern University
OccupationCollege President

Adam S. Weinberg is an American sociologist, academic administrator and the 20th and current president of Denison University. Previously, he was the President and CEO of World Learning and Vice President and Dean of the College at Colgate University.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Adam Stein Weinberg was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 12, 1965. He grew up in St. Louis and Dallas, Texas. He played ice hockey as a student athlete. Weinberg is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Bowdoin College, class of 1987. Also, he earned both master's and Ph.D. degrees in sociology at Northwestern University. [1]. After graduating magna cum laude from Bowdoin, he spent a year traveling in Europe and studying at Cambridge University. He worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, before pursuing graduate studies at Northwestern University.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Colgate University[edit | edit source]

In 1995 Weinberg joined the faculty at Colgate University as an assistant professor in the sociology and anthropology department, eventually becoming an associate professor. From 2002 to 2005 he served as Vice President and Dean of the College. He was the founding director of Partnership for Community Development, focused on economic development and quality of life issues in the town and village of Hamilton and helped found the university's Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education. He was named a Phi Eta Sigma Professor of the Year and was honored with a Maroon Citation by the Colgate Alumni Corporation. [3] [4]

World Learning[edit | edit source]

From 2006 to 2009 Weinberg served as the Provost and Executive Vice President of World Learning. From 2009 to 2013, he served as the organization's President and CEO. Founded in 1932, World Learning is an international nonprofit organization based in Brattleboro, Vermont, that focuses on international development, education, and exchange programs.

Denison University[edit | edit source]

On July 1, 2013 Weinberg became the 20th President of Denison University.[5] During his tenure as the university's president, there have been significant expansions in the curriculum, including new majors in Global Commerce, Data Analytics, and Health, Exercise and Sport Studies and concentrations in Narrative Journalism, Financial Economics, and Middle East and North African Studies.[6]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Weinberg and his wife have three children.

Affiliations and awards[edit | edit source]

Weinberg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’s Higher Education Working Group on Global Issues[7] and the Talloires Network.[8] Also, Weinberg is a member of the Columbus Partnership, that works to promote economic development in the Columbus, Ohio region.[9] He is a co-founding member of Democracy Matters.[10]

In 2017 Weinberg received the Career Services Champion Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.[11]

Selected works[edit | edit source]

  • Urban Recycling and the Search for Sustainable Community Development (Princeton University Press, 2000) ISBN 978-0-6910-5014-0
  • Local Environmental Struggles: Citizen Activism in the Treadmill of Production (Cambridge University Press, 1996) ISBN 0521555213
  • Creating an Ecosystem of Faculty Mentorship (Inside Higher Ed, February 25, 2019)[12]
  • The Civic Responsibilities of Colleges, (HuffPost, December 6, 2017) [13]
  • Being a Globally Oriented College, (HuffPost, December 6, 2017) [14]
  • Educational and Cultural Exchanges to Restore America’s Image, (The Washington Quarterly, Summer 2008) [15]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Aces of Trades: Adam Weinberg on mission at Denison's helm". Newark Advocate. June 25, 2017. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  2. "Adam Weinberg '87 Appointed President of Denison University". Bowdoin News. November 2, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  3. "The difference is the scope". The Colgate Scene. September 2003. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  4. "Adam Weinberg, former Colgate professor and dean, is named president of Denison University". Colgate News. November 1, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  5. "Adam S. Weinberg, 20th President of Denison University". Denison University. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  6. "August 2018 Letter to Denison Faculty and Staff". Denison University. August 14, 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  7. "Inaugural Symposium: The Power of the Liberal Arts - Denison President Adam Weinberg '87 on College Campus as Lab for Civic Education". Bowdoin Daily Sun. October 7, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  8. "The Talloires Network, Adam Weinberg". talloiresnetwork.tufts.edu. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  9. "Columbus Partnership, Adam S. Weinberg, Ph.D." columbuspartnership.com. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  10. "Adam S. Weinberg". sourcewatch.org. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  11. "Denison's new approach to careers recognized by industry leader". Denison.edu. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  12. "Creating an Ecosystem of Faculty Mentorship". Inside Higher Ed. February 25, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  13. "The Civic Responsibilities of Colleges". HuffPost. December 6, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  14. "Being a Globally Oriented College". HuffPost. December 6, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  15. "Educational and Cultural Exchanges to Restore America's Image" (PDF). The Washington Quarterly. Summer 2008. Retrieved May 18, 2019.


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