Dr. John C. Weidman is Professor Emeritus of Higher and International Development Education in the Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy. Initially appointed as Associate Professor of Higher Education with a secondary appointment in the Department of Sociology in January of 1979, he was promoted to full professor in September of 1986, and awarded Emeritus status in May of 2017. He was Chair (1986-93; 2007-10) of the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, and Director (2004-07) of the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE). He is an affiliated faculty member of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Prof. Weidman has held visiting faculty positions at Nagoya University (Visiting Research Fellow and Professor, Graduate School of International Development) in Japan (2011); Beijing Normal University (Guest Professor) in China (2007-12); Maseno University (UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Research, Institute of Research and Postgraduate Studies) in Kenya (1993-94); Augsburg University (Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor of the Sociology of Education in Philosophical Faculty I) in Germany (1986-87); and Tel-Aviv University (Fulbright Inter-country Award, School of Education) in Israel (1987).
He has done graduate teaching, research and publication on issues of international and domestic education policy and management. This work has been informed by his consulting on education development projects in Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Viet Nam and Uzbekistan for the Asian Development Bank (ADB); and in Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Kosovo, South Africa and Zambia for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He also has a longstanding record of publications on the socialization of students in postsecondary education. He serves as Editor of the Pittsburgh Studies in Comparative and International Education (PSCIE) Series by Brill Publishers.