Dr. Weissman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics. Prior to joining the ICAF Faculty in 2006, he was an International Economist at the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of State, and a Lecturer at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is currently completing an economics textbook, Essentials of Economics, to be published by McGraw Hill in 2009. He was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has a PhD in Economics from Columbia University, and bachelor's degrees in economics and philosophy from Yeshiva University.