W. Michael Weis

W. Michael Weis

Professor of History

The Ohio State University

Trained at The Ohio State University, Professor Weis has taught at Illinois Wesleyan since 1988. He specializes in U.S. foreign relations, recent U.S. history and Latin American history with a special interest in Brazil.

He is the author of Cold Warriors and Coups d'Etat: Brazilian American Relations, 1945-1964 and more than a dozen articles on U.S.-Latin American relations.  Currently he is working on the impact of rock music on globalization, as well as the history of the inter-American system.

A charismatic teacher, Professor Weis has been recognized with both the Student Senate's "Teacher of the Year" award and the University's Dupont Teaching Award.

For a link to Professor Weis' interview about his recollection of John F. Kennedy and Latin America, click here. 

For a story by Professor Weis about the music of the 1960s, click here.

For a story by Professor Weis about his travel course, "The Beatles and Their World," click here.

For a link to Professor's Weis's interview on WGLT FM about The Beatles, click here.

To listen to Professor Weis's talk "John Adams and the Origins of US Diplomacy," click here. (MP3)

To read Professor Weis's article "Revolution: 10 Ways the Beatles Shook the World," click here.

 

Courses

History 152 United States Since 1877
History 160 Introduction to Latin American History
History 252 The Sixties: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll?
History 253 The Beatles and Their World
History 352 Recent United States History 
History 353 US Foreign Relations to 1914
History 354 US Foreign Relations since 1914
History 360 Modern Brazil
History 361 Central America and the Caribbean 
History 490 Senior Seminar
International Studies 240 Introduction to International Studies
International Studies 488 Senior Seminar

 

email mweis@iwu.edu phone (309) 556-3049 office CLA 245
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Office Hours
updated January 2014
Monday 2-4
Tuesday -
Wednesday 2-4
Thursday -
Friday 2-3