Jeffrey S. Weaver, adjunct professor in the Department of Management and International Business in The University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Richard H. Bucher Adjunct Faculty Award. The award, named for Richard Bucher, a long-time adjunct faculty member who served his profession, his community, and his UB students to a high standard, recognizes an adjunct faculty member who contributes to the University community through excellence in the classroom and community service. The award includes a cash prize of $1,500.
Weaver has served as an adjunct professor in the Merrick School of Business since Fall 2016. He taught undergraduate human resources management classes at that time, and began teaching graduate classes in Spring 2018. In additional to his teaching, Weaver also chairs the Adjunct Faculty Advisory Council.
Weaver had a 21-year career in the U.S. Army, and has been a federal employee for over 10 years, including senior advisor to the Army Chief of Staff, where he was involved in the development of the Army Strategic Education Program at the U.S. Army War College. Currently, he serves as a senior executive consultant for the Center for Human Capital Innovation.
In a letter supporting his nomination, Weaver said, "My teaching philosophy is to show the 'real world' of human resources and human capital to students in the classroom. These real-world examples and discussions emphasize the important of the human resource principles that should be understood in their workplace."
Weaver earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Management and Human Resources Management from Capella University in 2008. He received an M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University in 2004, and a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Park University in 2001.