Joseph Weber teaches at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as the Jerry and Karla Huse Professor of News-Editorial. He joined the college in 2009 after working for 35 years in journalism, including 22 years at BusinessWeek magazine, which he left as chief of correspondents and Chicago bureau chief. He has also taught at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Weber is the author of Transcendental Meditation in America: How a New Age Movement Remade and Small Town in Iowa (University of Iowa Press, 2014), Divided Loyalties: Young Somali Americans and the Lure of Extremism (Michigan State University Press, 2020), and Rhymes with Fighter: Clayton Yeutter, American Statesman (University of Nebraska Press, 2021).
He has published papers in Human Rights Quarterly, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Middle West Review and Utopian Studies. He also published work in The Washington Post, Miami Herald, Columbia Journalism Review and The National Journal.
He earned an undergraduate degree in English from Rutgers College and a master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.