Jeanne Weiler

Associate Professor of Educational Foundations

Dr. Weiler currently holds a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Educational Foundations & Counseling Programs and in the Department of Sociology. A native of the New York City area, she received an undergraduate degree in German Language and Literature from San Diego State University after attending Heidelberg University in Germany, a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Education/Social Foundations from the State University of New York at Buffalo. As a career educator, Dr. Weiler has taught in a variety of settings, both university and community-based in New York City, southern California and abroad in Germany and Kuwait. In addition to teaching, Dr. Weiler served as an evaluation consultant at the New York City Department of Education and as a research associate at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College.


Professor Weiler teaches the Social Foundations of Education in both the undergraduate and graduate adolescent education program and the graduate capstone course in the childhood education program. In addition, she teaches the undergraduate Sociology of Education course in the sociology department, as well as the evaluation course in the Graduate Social Research program.


Dr. Weiler is the author of Codes and Contradictions: Race, Gender Identity and Schooling and her publications have appeared in journals such as Race, Gender and Class, and Educational Foundations. She has also contributed chapters in Advances in Gender Research and Introduction to Ethnic Studies.

Dr. Weiler’s research interests center on education and inequality and, social class, race and gender in education. In particular, Dr. Weiler’s research focuses on the college experiences of students who are first in their families to attend higher education, high-achieving young women of color in mathematics and science, and peer tutoring in mathematics and science programs.