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 degrees in history. He received his MA and PhD from Florida State University in 2004 and 2007.
Weitz came to Dalton State from Indiana University-Northwest in 2010. His research interests include Southern US History, Florida History, African-American History, and McCarthyism. He has authored and co-authored numerous works, including The Smallest Tadpole: Aspects of Florida in the Civil War, to be published by University of Alabama Press. He is currently working on a biography of Florida’s first post-Reconstruction Governor, George F. Drew. Weitz is also a self-proclaimed Soccer hooligan (without the violence).