University at Buffalo

Lois M. Weis

Lois M. Weis

State University of New York Distinguished Professor

Distinguished Professor 10 Months

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY


Specialty/Research Focus

Access and Equity; Equity and Poverty; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Global Issues; Immigrant Issues; Higher Education; Race, Inequality, and Education; Urban Education

Contact Information
468 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1079
weis@buffalo.edu


Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Educational Policy Studies (1978)
Grants:
Grant:
  • “Effects of State Policy on High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Opportunities and Outcomes for Low-Income Underrepresented Minorities”; Federal; NSF; Continuing; (08/01/2018-09/17/2021)
  • Working Group Meeting on the Scope and Possibilities of Mixed Methods Research on Educational Issues; Foundation and Research Organization; Spencer Foundation; Awarded; (07/14/2015-09/01/2018)
Publications:
Book or Monograph:
  • Weis, L. Cipollone, K, and Jenkins, H. (2014). Class Warfare: class, race and college admissions in top-tier secondary schools. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Journal Article:
  • Eisenhart, M., Weis, L. et al. (2015). High school opportunities for STEM: Comparing inclusive STEM-focused and comprehensive high schools in two US cities. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52(6), 763-789.
  • Which Type of High School Maximizes Students’ College Match? Unequal Pathways to Postsecondary Destinations for Students from Varying High School Settings Journal of Higher Education
  • Eisenhart, M. , Weis, L. et al. High school opportunities for STEM: Comparing inclusive STEM-focused and comprehensive high schools in two US cities. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Volume 52, Issue 6, August 2015.pages 763-789
  • Eisenhart, M., Weis, L. et al. (2015). High school opportunities for STEM: Comparing inclusive STEM-focused and comprehensive high schools in two US cities. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52(6), 763-789.
  • In the Guise of STEM Reform: Opportunity Structures and Outcomes in Inclusive STEM -Focused High School (submitted to AERJ--on third revision)
  • Eisenhart, M., Weis, L. et al. (2015). High school opportunities for STEM: Comparing inclusive STEM-focused and comprehensive high schools in two US cities. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52(6), 763-789.
Book Chapter:
  • Borko, H. and L. Weis 2015. Celebrating Our Successes and Offering a Cautionary Note: Reflections on the National Academy of Education/Spencer Fellowship Programs. The Past as Prologue: The National Academy of Education at Fifty: Members Reflect Eds. Michael J. Feuer, Amy I. Berman, and Richard C. Atkinson. National Academy of Education. Washington DC
  • Borko, H. and L. Weis 2015. Celebrating Our Successes and Offering a Cautionary Note: Reflections on the National Academy of Education/Spencer Fellowship Programs. The Past as Prologue: The National Academy of Education at Fifty: Members Reflect Eds. Michael J. Feuer, Amy I. Berman, and Richard C. Atkinson. National Academy of Education. Washington DC
  • Borko, H. and L. Weis 2015. Celebrating Our Successes and Offering a Cautionary Note: Reflections on the National Academy of Education/Spencer Fellowship Programs. The Past as Prologue: The National Academy of Education at Fifty: Members Reflect Eds. Michael J. Feuer, Amy I. Berman, and Richard C. Atkinson. National Academy of Education. Washington DC
  • Borko, H. and L. Weis 2015. Celebrating Our Successes and Offering a Cautionary Note: Reflections on the National Academy of Education/Spencer Fellowship Programs. The Past as Prologue: The National Academy of Education at Fifty: Members Reflect Eds. Michael J. Feuer, Amy I. Berman, and Richard C. Atkinson. National Academy of Education. Washington DC
  • Borko, H. and L. Weis 2015. Celebrating Our Successes and Offering a Cautionary Note: Reflections on the National Academy of Education/Spencer Fellowship Programs. The Past as Prologue: The National Academy of Education at Fifty: Members Reflect Eds. Michael J. Feuer, Amy I. Berman, and Richard C. Atkinson. National Academy of Education. Washington DC
  • Positioning for Elite and Quasi-elite Colleges and Universities in the United States: Parent and Student Strategies for Maintaining Advantage in New Economic and Postsecondary Context. In Slaughter, S. and Taylor, BJ, eds., Higher Education, Stratification, and Workforce Development: Competitive Advantage in Europe, the US, and Canada. 2016. Springer, pp. 271-291.
  • A comment on class productions in elite secondary schools in twenty-first century global context In Jane Kenway and Cameron McCarthy, eds, Globalisation, Societies and Education, Special Issue: Elite Schools in Globalising Circumstances: New Conceptual Directions and Connections, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2014, pp 309-320
  • Weis, L. Cipollone, L., and Stich, A. 2016 Poverty, Privilege, and the Intensification of Inequalities in the Postsecondary Admissions Process. Edited by W. Tierney. Rethinking Education and Poverty. Johns Hopkins Press.
  • Weis, L. Foreword. In M. Li, Citizenship Education and Migrant Youth in China: Pathways to the urban underclass. Routledge, 2015
Presentations:
  • Conferences:
    • Lois Weis Producing Inequalities: Elite US Secondary Schools as Sites of Newly Articulated Class Work in Global Context Invited Paper presentation at Invited conference on Elite Education OISE University of Toronto June 2015;
    • “The Impossible is the Least that One Can Demand”: A Community Remembrance of Greg Dimitriadis Presentation at Annual Meetings of AERA;
    • Amy Elizabeth Stich and Kristin Cipollone and Lois Weis Urban Education and the Strengths of Longitudinal Ethnography: Evidence from the Field Paper presented at annual meetings of AERA;
    • Kristin Cipollone and Amy Elizabeth Stich and Lois Weis Pathways to STEM Among Low-Income Students of Color in Four Buffalo High Schools. Paper as part of symposium, AERA 2015;
    • Lois Weis Invited Presidential Session at Annual Meetings of AERA Invited Panel: Justice and Education Amid Deepening Social and Economic Inequalities: Realities, Challenges, and Possibilities in a New Global Context Invited Paper: Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions Among the Aspirant Class in U.S. Secondary Schools;
    • Lois Weis (SUNY distinguished professor) (invited poster session – chair and presenter) Justice and Education Amid Deepening Social and Economic Inequalities: Realities, Challenges, and Possibilities in a New Global Context Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions Among the Aspirant Class in U.S. Secondary Schools;
    • Rachel Fix Dominguez (, Andrea Nikischer, and Lois Weis Postsecondary Matriculation Patterns in High Schools in Buffalo AERA 2015;
    Invited Lectures:
    • Critical Bifocality University of Wisconsin-Madison March 2016;
    • Distinguished Lecture Series, Georgia State University November 2015;
    • Lois Weis Keynote lecture at Gender and Education conference Class/Gender Formation in 21st Century United States: Probing Intersectionality in the New Upper Middle Class in Markedly Altered Global and National Circumstances University of Roehampton London UK June 2015;
    • Critical Bifocality and Circuits of Privilege, Invited lecture. Beijing Normal University, China, October 2014;
    • Invited lecture at Beijing Normal University, October 2014. Driving Towards College Admission in Top-Tier United States Secondary Schools;
    • Lois Weis Class Warfare: Class, Race and College Admissions in Top-Tier US Secondary Schools Invited Paper Presented at Renmin University, China October 2014;
    • Lois Weis Class, Race and College Admissions in Top Tier US Secondary Schools Invited Participant in EuroScience conference. Copenhagen Denmark May 2014;
    • Lois Weis Driving Towards College Admissions in Top Tier Secondary Schools Invited Lecture Teachers College Columbia March 2015;
    • Lois Weis Driving Towards College Admissions in Top-Tier United States Secondary Schools; Implications for Postsecondary Entrance Patterns and Choice of Major Invited Lecture at the Humanities Institute University at Buffalo April 2015;
    • Lois Weis Invited Lecture Class Warfare: Driving Towards College Admissions in Top-Tier United States Secondary Schools University at Pennsylvania March 2015;
    • Lois Weis Keynote address at Sociology of Education Asilomar conference February 2015 Driving Towards College Admissions: Class Consolidation in New Times February 2015;
    • Weis, Lois Critical Bifocality and Circuits of Privilege. Nordic Centre of Excellence. Justice Through Education in Nordic Countries Helsinki Finland August 2014;
    Activities:
    Editorial and Review:
    • I routinely review manuscripts for a wide variety of top tier journals
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    Professional Service:
    • Member of National Academy of Education. In this capacity I participate in a variety of professionally related activities including the Professional Development Committee activities at all relevant NAEd functions
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    • I sit on the NAEd/Spencer dissertation selection committee and have been a member of this committee for three years. This is a very intensive set of commitments, involving reviewing hundreds of applications each year.
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      Contact Information

      468 Baldy Hall
      North Campus
      Phone: (716) 645-1079
      weis@buffalo.edu