Background | Academic Affiliation & Curriculum Vitae | Photographs
On this page, you will find some basic information about my background and education. I also include here information about my academic affiliation, posting my academic curriculum vitae for anyone who might be interested in it. Finally, I have posted some portraits that can be downloaded as high resolution files (which you'll find if you click on the little photos near the bottom of the page). These photos can be used if you email me to ask permission. These are for advertising events, speaking engagements, or for other purposes as needed.
My early education was in New York City at the Lycee Français de New York and then in Atlanta at the Lovett School. I next attended Vanderbilt University for my undergraduate education. While at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN, I met my wife, Annie Davis Weber, who in 2011 earned her doctorate in Higher Education through the executive Ed.D. program at Vanderbilt. Annie and I both earned our master's degrees at Ohio University before we moved to Illinois, where I earned my doctorate in Philosophy at Southern Illinois University. We have a beautiful little girl named Helen Davis Weber, who was born on the day I was to receive my doctoral diploma in August of 2007.
My passion for philosophy started in my time at Vanderbilt University. Quickly I became interested in the practical applications and value of philosophy to real-life problems. In my position in Public Policy Leadership at the University of Mississippi, my main focus is precisely to work with students and to write about those important lessons that philosophy has to offer for practical and moral leadership.
Beyond academics, I love music. I learned to play classical guitar at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt and started Tempest Records, my fun hobby business, while I was in college. I play guitar and bass, I sing, and I dabble on the piano too. I've written many songs and hope to return to them someday.
I have been assistant professor of Public Policy Leadership at the University of Mississippi since the fall of 2007. I teach courses in Ethics and Public Policy, Critical Thinking and Communication, as well as courses in the Honors College. My contact information is listed at the bottom of each of these Web pages, as well as at the top of my curriculum vitae. Click here for my standard academic curriculum vitae.
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I post these photos for purposes of promotion at my university, in town, in organizations with which I am working, for my publishers, or for other helpful purposes.
Please do ask me before using these. The photographer for the first two was Blake Belcher, who transferred copyright ownership to EricWeber in 2010.
For larger versions of the photos, click on one of these thumbnails posted here on the right.
The first two of these photos were taken on campus at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS, in the spring of 2010.
The first photo, showing the white columns in the background, was taken in front of the Lyceum building. The second photo was taken in front of Ventress Hall.
The next two photos were taken for recent promotional purposes. The one with the white background was taken for the promotion of my department. The last one was taken for the announcement about the Cora Lee Graham Award.
This final photo is by Kevin Bain at the University of Mississippi, for use by the university. Please contact UM Brand Services for permission to reuse this photo. This picture was taken in the Grove at the UM 2012 Commencement, when the Frist Award was announced.
Each of these are for use for promotional or news related purposes. Permission requests should be sent to me for using them in cases of for-profit ventures, as such use may need approval.