Professor Weitz grew up in Florida before going to Louisiana for his undergraduate work at Tulane. After a year of soul-searching, he moved to Tallahassee to pursue his graduate degree in history. He received his MA and PhD from Florida State University.
Weitz taught in and around Chicago for 4 years before coming to Dalton State. His research interests include Southern US History, African-American History, and McCarthyism. Weitz is also a self-proclaimed Soccer hooligan (without the violence).