Experts in the Field of Cults


Joseph Weber’s interest in cults and utopian communities has led him to write a book about a Transcendental Meditation community in Fairfield, Iowa. A second book, due out in the fall 2020, focuses on recruitment efforts by terrorist groups, including ISIS and al-Shabab, in the Somali-American community in Minnesota. A long-time business reporter who worked 22 years for BusinessWeek magazine, Weber teaches courses for undergraduates and graduate students in basic and advanced journalism and business and economic journalism. He has also taught journalism several times in China at universities in Beijing and Shanghai.