Adam S. Weinberg

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Adam S. Weinberg

In September 2005: "Carol Bellamy, President and CEO, World Learning, and President, School for International Training (SIT), today named Adam S. Weinberg Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of World Learning and SIT. Weinberg comes to World Learning from Colgate University, where he served since 1994, including as Vice President and Dean of the College since 2002. He will report to Bellamy, succeeding Paula A. Harbecke, who is relocating to Boston after four years as SIT Provost and Chief Operating Officer...

"During his 11-year tenure at Colgate, Weinberg applied his background in sociology to both the academic and administrative components of his work. Recent work on civic education particularly has garnered national attention from a number of major foundations. He has a considerable record in the area of sustainable development, including micro-enterprise development, poverty reduction programs, and educational initiatives. He has also been involved in a national effort directed toward youth political engagement, an activity that began as a project in a course he taught...

"Weinberg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowdoin College. He did work at Cambridge University before receiving his masters and Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University. The author of two books and over 30 articles on politics and community development, he has in recent years written extensively on how universities can be catalyst for sustainable forms of community development. He served as a task force member on President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development, and he has also been involved in the development of numerous organizations that connect universities and communities, including the Partnership for Community Development and the Upstate Institute.

"Recently, Weinberg developed the Center For Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (the COVE) and is the architect of Colgate’s Residential Education Vision. Both of these efforts have gained national attention for their innovative approach to civic education. He is also a founding member of Democracy Matters, a 75-campus effort to engage college students in politics.

"Weinberg has been recognized by many organizations. Recent media coverage on his work has appeared in the Chronicle For Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, USA Today, National Public Radio, and The New York Times. In Spring 2005, he was named a finalist for the Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning.

"Weinberg expects to start in his new position in early December. He is married to Anne Weinberg, Director of Communications for Democracy Matters, a non-profit organization dedicated to the political engagement of college students. The Weinbergs have two children: Margaret, 11, and Nathan, 8, and are expecting a baby in November. They will move into their new home in Brattleboro, Vermont, home of World Learning's headquarters and the SIT campus, in December." [1]

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