Steven Weiland » Faculty
Steven Weiland [Ph.D. English, U. of Chicago] has taught and held administrative positions at the Universities of Michigan, Iowa, and Minnesota, and spent nine years as Director of the National Federation of Humanities Councils. Professor Weiland joined the MSU faculty in 1991 as Professor of Higher Education. From 1995-2002, he served as Director of Jewish Studies at MSU and taught courses in American Jewish literature and culture. His scholarly and teaching interests focus on academic and intellectual careers and research methods, particularly narrative practices in the social sciences. He is the author of a book on intellectual history, co-author of another on social gerontology, and co-editor of a book on jazz. Professor Weiland is at work on Writing Jewish Lives: Heritage and Task, a study of American Jewish autobiography and biography, which will explore the meaning of Jewish difference for writing American Jewish lives.