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Adam Weiss

Assistant Professor of Education

Office: Old Main, Room 437
Email: aweiss@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2616

Professional Profile

Dr. Weiss joined WTAMU in 2018.  He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science and Spanish from Duke University, a master of arts degree in educational administration with a concentration in the administration of dual language (bilingual) programs, and a Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Administration and Policy from Vanderbilt University.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Weiss teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on the topics of educational foundations, language development, and English as a second language education. 

Prior to joining WTAMU, Dr. Weiss was an elementary bilingual teacher for nine years in Arlington, Texas.  While serving as an elementary teacher, Dr. Weiss also taught adult ESL and adult high school equivalency (GED) classes for six years in Arlington ISD.  

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Weiss’s research interests include the administration of bilingual and ESL educational programs in the United States and internationally.  Dr. Weiss also is interested in career and technical education programs that promote college and career readiness in urban schools.  Dr. Weiss’s doctoral capstone project focused on Career Academies in Birmingham, Alabama.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Weiss’s passion for education and social justice stems from his family, many of whom work, or have worked, in education.  His experience studying abroad and volunteering as a volunteer English and choir teacher in a trilingual, indigenous school in Quito, Ecuador, further inspired him to pursue a career in education.

Dr. Weiss lives in Canyon with his girlfriend, Miriam, his two dogs, Poncho and Lola, and his cat, Tomas.  In his free time, Dr. Weiss enjoys gardening, spending time with family, traveling, and salsa dancing.