University at Albany

Benjamin J. Weaver

Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs and Administration

Benjamin Weaver

Dr. Benjamin Weaver serves as Executive Assistant for Academic Affairs and Administration. In this position, Dr. Weaver provides general management and administration for the Office of the Provost. He also has a liaison portfolio that includes representing the Provost in the areas of facilities, space management and parking; environmental initiatives; technology; and events. Dr. Weaver assists in the development and implementation of special initiatives that are sponsored by the Provost, and supports a number of faculty development initiatives, including excellence programs, honorary degrees, faculty orientation, and university-level review of promotion and continuing appointment.

Dr. Weaver has been employed at the University at Albany since 2005. Before accepting his current position, Dr. Weaver was Assistant to the Provost in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (2008-2009); Associate Campus Planner in the Office of Campus Planning (2007-2008); and was a graduate assistant in the School of Education while working toward his doctoral degree (2005-2007).

Prior to coming to the University at Albany, Dr. Weaver served as research assistant at the State University of New York System Administration’s Office of Institutional Research and Analysis (2005) and held research positions in the area of transportation planning and policy at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (2002-2005).

Dr. Weaver graduated with honors from Winona State University of Minnesota in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. He also holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Weaver is a double alumnus of the University at Albany’s School of Education, having earned his Master of Science degree (2006) and Ph.D. (2008) from the higher education program at the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies.