Steven Weiland

Educational Administration
Michigan State University

Phone: (517) 355-2395
Fax: (517)-355-6393
Office: 410 Erickson Hall,Michigan State University, MI 48824
Courses: EAD 860, EAD 864, TE 931

Steven Weiland is a professor in the graduate program in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (in the College of Education) and Director of the Jewish Studies Program (in the College of Arts and Letters) at Michigan State University. He has degrees from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (B.A. in English, 1964) and the University of Chicago (PhD in English, 1968).

Previous to his appointment at Michigan State, he held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Iowa, and the University of Minnesota. For much of his career, Professor Weiland taught in departments of English and American Studies. At the University of Minnesota, where he taught courses in literature and the history of psychology (at the Institute for Child Development) he was Director of the Department of Professional Development Programs. He also spent nine years as Executive Director of the National Federation of State Humanities Councils, a non-profit organization serving the state programs of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Professor Weiland primary interests are in the intersections of the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences in the subjects of adult development and aging, biography and other forms of narrative inquiry, and in research methods, rhetoric, and writing. He teaches courses in adult learning (EAD 861 and EAD 961), adult career development (EAD 864), and qualitative research methods (TE 931). He is planning new courses in life history and biography in education, and in rhetoric and writing. His course in careers will also be offered (beginning in Spring 2002) as part of the College's online MA Program. Beginning in August 2002 Professor Weiland will coordinate activities of the College's research training project funded (through 2007) by the Spencer Foundation. He serves on the College's committees focusing on the online MA program and on the Center for the Scholarship of Teaching.

Professor Weiland is the author of Intellectual Craftsmen: Ways and Works in American Scholarship and of many essays on subjects in the humanities and education, and he is the co-author of Keywords of Social Gerontology and co-editor of Jazz in Mind. He is at work on The Scholar's Tale: Life Stories and Intellectual Identities and Heritage and Task: Jewish-American Autobiography

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