Departmental Spotlight – Weston Weibe


Weston Weibe is second year PhD. student and a first year Assistant Basic Course Director. Weston’s positive attitude and willingness to help are just two characteristics that shine in his roles as an ABCD, graduate student, and teaching assistant!  Read more about Weston below!

Please tell us about yourself, your research interests, and where you are in your studies:

I am a second year PhD student who studies interpersonal and intergroup communication. I am particularly interested in intergenerational conflict within families.

What has been the most rewarding experience working as an Assistant Basic Course Instructor?

Chipotle messed up one of our orders up during orientation. After two long months of attempting to contact the Lawrence manager, I met with him and he gave me a free burrito.

What has been the most challenging experiences or moments thus far?

I work with three very hard working individuals who are really good at what they do. It’s challenging to keep up.

What are some of your favorite hobbies when you aren’t busy teaching classes, researching, and working as a ABCD?

My newest hobby has been working on some woodworking projects with one of my roommates which has been fun. I also love to be outside, am involved with my church, and travel to Branson on a fairly consistent basis.