Dr. Paul J. Weber joined the University of Louisville faculty in 1976. He was tenured in 1979 and promoted to full professor in 1984. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in judicial process, constitutional and administrative law, religion and politics, political leadership and American government, and he mentored hundreds of pre-law students.
In his 30-years career at the University of Louisville, Weber served as chair of the political science department and helped to establish the McConnell Center for Political Leadership. He was a faculty leader at the University and served on dozens of university committees and organizations.
Weber was the epitome of the outstanding teacher, winning many prestigious honors at U of L, including the University Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards (1984), the Grawemeyer Instructional Development Award (1984) and the Trustees Award (1990). He was named the McConnell Center's first Senior Fellow in 1999.
An exceptional teacher who served the University vigorously, Weber also published six books and dozens of manuscripts in his area of expertise. He was especially proud of co-authoring articles and books with his undergraduate and graduate students.
Weber's contributions to the University of Louisville are significant and impressive, matched only by his positive effect on the lives of his students and colleagues.