Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Professor of Geography at the University of Connecticut
In February 2016 he was appointed as Vice President for Global Affairs. Prior to his tenure at UConn he served four years as Executive Director of the Center for International Studies at Ohio University and 11 years as Director of the Office of International Programs at West Virginia University. Professor Weiner received his B.A. (1979), M.A. (1981) and Ph.D. (1986) in Geography from Clark University.
In his role as Vice President, Professor Weiner serves as the University’s senior international officer (SIO) and is responsible for the development and oversight of a wide variety of university initiatives relating to global education and institutional internationalization. His objective is to advance the University’s commitment to internationalization and facilitate the coordination among the University’s internal and external programs and initiatives.
Professor Weiner is a development geographer with area studies expertise in eastern and southern Africa and is a specialist in the theory and practice of participatory geographic information systems. Professor Weiner’s research areas include agricultural geography, climate and society, land reform, participatory development and GIS and society. He has received 15 externally funded grants totaling over $2.5 million, published three books, 30 journal articles and 29 book chapters. Professor Weiner has lived in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe for a total of three years and has traveled widely in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.