Weidman, Dr. John C.

John Weidman

Dr. John C. Weidman is Professor of Higher and International Development Education, University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches courses on higher education policy, planning, capacity building, and sector analysis.  He was Chair, Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, 1986-93 and 2007-10; and Director, Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE), 2004-07.  He has also been Visiting Research Fellow (Professor), Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University in Japan (2011); Guest Professor at Beijing Normal University in China (2007-12); UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Research at Maseno University in Kenya (1993); and Fulbright Professor of the Sociology of Education at Augsburg University in Germany (1986-87).  He has consulted on education management, reform, strategic planning, and policy analysis projects funded by USAID in Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Kosovo, Zambia and South Africa; and by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Uzbekistan. Many of the results from this work have been published in refereed journals, edited books, and research monographs. His observations on global changes in higher education have appeared in global media outlets including China Radio International, Al-Fanar Media, and the Huffington Post. His books are ASHE Reader on Economics and Finance of Higher Education, 3rd Edition (Co-ed with John L. Yeager, et al., Pearson, 2014); Post-Secondary Education and Technology: A Global Perspective on Opportunities and Obstacles to Development. (Co-ed. with Rebecca M. Clothey & Stacy Austin-Li, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); Beyond the Comparative: Advancing Theory and its Application to Practice (Co-ed. with W. James Jacob, Sense, 2011); Socialization of Graduate and Professional Students in Higher Education: A Perilous Passage? (with Darla J. Twale & Elizabeth L. Stein, Wiley, 2001); ASHE Reader on Finance in Higher Education, 2nd Ed. (Co-ed. with John L. Yeager, et al., Pearson, 2001); and Higher Education in Korea: Tradition and Adaptation (Co-ed. with Namgi Park, Falmer, 2000).  He is co-editor of the Pittsburgh Series on Comparative and International Education (PSCIE) from Sense Publishers (https://www.sensepublishers.com) and the electronic journal, Excellence in Higher Education (http://ehe.pitt.edu), launched in 2010 in cooperation with the Consortium of Indonesian Universities-Pittsburgh (KPTIP) (http://kptip.uns.ac.id). He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Comparative Education Review published by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Dr. Weidman holds degrees from Princeton University (BA, sociology, cum laude), and the University of Chicago (MA, social science; PhD, sociology of education).