Dr. Ronald J. Weber
Associate Professor of History
Ronald J. Weber is Associate Professor of Ancient History and Humanities and the current Director of the Humanities Program and Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Program. His research interests focus on the history of ancient Rome, and he teaches courses on ancient Rome, Greece and the Middle East. He leads a two-week study abroad trip to Rome and central Italy each year. His current research focuses on the history and evolution of the city of Rome and its place as a center of world culture. He serves as Executive Editor of Interdisciplinary Humanities, the journal of the Humanities Education and Research Association. Dr. Weber has written about the Roman family Caeionius in "Albinus: The Living Memory of a Fifth Century Personality" and published work on the Roman historian, Livy, in Collection Latomus Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History. Among his publications are “Young Marco Polo: The Long Term Effects of Study Abroad”.
In 2015 he served as Co-Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers, Monuments of Rome in English Culture. The website, The Layers of Rome, which was created during this Institute, is an expanding resource promoting materials for teachers and scholars interested in ancient Rome. The site provides students with a platform to display their research. From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Weber served as a Distinguished Fellow of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. In 2007 he published “Creating the Teaching Professor: Guiding Graduate Students to Become Effective Teachers” in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He is a regular reader and proposal evaluator for JoSTL.
- Ancient, Greece, Rome