Professor Robert I. Weiner, Ph.D.

Professor Robert I. Weiner
  • Lafayette College
  • Rutgers University
Understanding the past on some meaningful level can give additional meaning to our lives—a sense of balance and perspective that facilitates civilized behavior, the ability to empathize and not to take ourselves too seriously.
Dr. Robert I. Weiner is the Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Professor of History at Lafayette College. He earned his B.A. from Temple University and a Hebrew teaching certificate from Gratz Hebrew College. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Since joining the faculty of Lafayette College in 1969, Professor Weiner has taught a wide range of courses in the fields of Modern European History and Modern Jewish History. He also serves as a Jewish chaplain and was Director of Contemporary Civilization at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College for eight years. Dr. Weiner is an award-winning teacher. He received six Student Government Awards for Superior Teaching and several institutional awards for teaching, service, and leadership, including the Lafayette College Marquis Distinguished Teaching Award and the James Lennertz Award for Teaching and Mentoring. Professor Weiner has published a number of articles and commentaries on both Modern European History and Modern Jewish History.
"Dr. Weiner teachers with passion, comprehension, and clarity. He provides excitement, sharp insight, and anticipation to the study of a complex period in human history. Excellent!"