Discussion Papers Series
William H. Weitzer
William H. Weitzer, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI). Founded in 1955, LBI has built a world-class research archive and library that has become the most important repository of primary source material on the history of Jewish people in Central Europe over five centuries.
Since earning his Ph.D. in environmental psychology, Mr. Weitzer has served as an administrator and a consultant in a variety of areas, including strategic planning, development, institutional research, and assessment. He has over 30 years of experience in university administration spanning academic affairs and student affairs, budget and finance, fundraising, community relations, institutional research and assessment. Mr. Weitzer has served in positions at three institutions of higher education: as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst; as Senior Associate Provost and Dean of Continuing Studies at Wesleyan University; and as Executive Vice President at Fairfield University.