Alan Weber, PhD

Alan Weber
Professor, English

 +974 4492 8220 


Binghamton University, 1996


Dr. Alan S. Weber is a Professor of English who teaches the First Year Writing Seminar in humanities at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Dr. Weber previously taught literature, writing, and the history of science and medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca, The Pennsylvania State University, and Elmira College. His research interests include Shakespeare, language, history, and the social and cultural dimensions of science and medicine. He is the editor of 19th Century Science (2000), and Because It's There: A Celebration of Mountaineering Literature (2001), and is the author of specialized publications on Shakespeare, 17th century medicine, bioethics and Arabian Gulf education.

Selected Publications

  • Weber, A.S. (2014). Education, development and sustainability in Qatar: a case study of economic and knowledge transformation in the Arabian Gulf. In A.W. Wiseman, N.H. Alromi, S. Alshumrani (Eds.), Education for a knowledge society in Arabian Gulf countries. Emerald Group Publishing (pp. 59-82). U.K.: Emerald.
  • Weber, A.S., Verjee, M., Rahman, Z.H., Ameerudeen, F. & N. Al-Baz (2014). Typology and credibility of Internet health websites originating from Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 20(12), 720-27.
  • Weber, A.S. (2013). Youth Unemployment and Sustainable Development: Case Study of Qatar. Revista de Asistent‚ã Socialã, XII(1), 1-11.
  • Kronfol, Z., Ghuloum, S. and A.S. Weber (2013). Country in Focus: Qatar. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 6(3), forthcoming.
  • Weber, A.S. (2013). Review of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Activities in the State of Qatar. In Proceedings of IRSEC 2013. Ourzazate, Morocco: IEEE.
  • Weber, A.S. (2012). What did Shakespeare Know About Copernicanism? Romanian Journal of English Studies, 9, 1-12.
  • Weber, A.S. (2011). Folk Medicine in Oman. International Journal of Arts and Science, 4(23), 237-274.
  • Weber, A.S. (2011). Expressive Arts Therapy in the Arabian Gulf: History and Future. Journal of Arts in Society, 6 (5), 55-66.
  • Weber, A.S. (2003). Early Modern Women's Medical Almanacs in Historical Context. ELR, 33(3), 358-445.