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Russ Weis

Russ Weis
Academic Advisor, Part-time Faculty, Advising and Registration Center, Writing and Literature Department
Dewey Advising Center 161
Academic History:

M.A. Johnson State College, 2009
B.A. Williams College, 1978

About Russ Weis

Russ Weis first fell in love with the NVU-Johnson community when he started taking courses at Johnson State College in pursuit of his master’s in education. Since that time, he’s worn many hats, from Upward Bound staff member to coordinator of local projects in the SERVE Office to student environmental club advisor to adjunct education instructor to part-time writing professor.  

Currently, he’s a full-time academic advisor to first-year students, a position that allows him to fulfill his overriding passion for helping motivated students pursue their educational dreams.

In addition to helping students achieve their best futures, he also enjoys the “Four R’s”: reading, ’riting, ’rithmetic, and running, as well as soccer, skiing, hiking, and biking.

Professional Activities

  • Green Solutions adviser, Eco-Rep Team supervisor, Upward Bound instructor, and Greening Summit director.

  • Part-time writing teacher for Community College of Vermont

  • Commentator for Vermont Public Radio:

Awards and Honors

  • Part-time Faculty “Excellence in Teaching Award,” Johnson State College, Spring 2009

  • Upward Bound Teacher of the Year Award, Johnson State College, Summer 2007

  • Vermont Educational Opportunities Program (VEOP) Educator of the Year Award, 2006

Courses Taught

  • Explore and Connect
  • Dreams, Freedom, and Wonder (A first-year seminar)

Favorite Quote

“As you reach for the stars, I’ll help you keep your feet on the ground by striving to give you the best advice every time you come around!”