Vice President for Global Affairs
- Global Partnerships and Business Engagement
- International Students and Scholars
- Experiential Global Learning
- Human Rights Programming
- Entrepreneurial International Programs
- Fundraising for Global Affairs
Daniel Weiner joined the University of Connecticut in 2012 as Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Professor of Geography. In February 2016, he was promoted to Vice President. Prior to joining UConn, Weiner spent four years as Executive Director of the Center for International Studies at Ohio University and eleven years as Director of the Office of International Programs at West Virginia University. He earned a B.A. in 1979, an M.A. in 1981 and a Ph.D. in 1986, all in Geography at Clark University.
In his role as Vice President, Weiner serves as the University’s Senior International Officer (SIO) and leads the UConn Office of Global Affairs. With more than two decades leading as a public research university SIO, he is one of the longest serving SIO’s in the country. Weiner has served as President of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut and is currently Chair of Global Business Council of the Metro-Hartford Alliance. Weiner is very active in fundraising, particularly in support of human rights programming and education abroad.
Weiner is a development geographer with area studies expertise in Eastern/Southern Africa and Appalachia. He is a specialist in the theory and practice of participatory geographic information systems (GIS). His research areas include agricultural geography, climate and society, energy, GIS and society, land reform and political ecology. He has received 15 externally funded grants totaling over $2.5 million, published three books, 30 journal articles and 29 book chapters. Weiner lived in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe for almost three years during the 1980s.