College of Education and Allied Professions

Jessica Weiler

Assistant Professor and Program Director for Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) program
Department of Human Services
College of Education & Allied Professions

Jess Weiler


Phone: 828-777-6734
Office Address: Killian 209G


  • Doctorate: Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Masters: Communication Disorders/Speech and Language Pathology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Bachelor of Science: Communication Disorders, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri


Jess Weiler grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and attended St. Louis University for both her bachelors and masters degrees. She worked as a speech-language pathologist in both healthcare and educational settings in southern California. Dr. Weiler and her family left California and moved to Wisconsin where she served as a clinical and adjunct instructor at UW-Milwaukee, in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. During this time, Dr. Weiler completed her coursework for a doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After moving to Asheville, NC, she worked as a high school assistant principal and completed her dissertation examining the factors that can inhibit or support the success of teacher-teams in beginning professional learning communities. Dr. Weiler’s present research interests include competence and capacity development for school leaders engaged in leadership for equity and social justice.

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