James B. "Jim" Weaver, III (B.S. University of Georgia; M.A. University of Georgia; Ph.D. Indiana University) is a Research Scientist, Center for AIDS Research, Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and ORISE Fellow, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; both in Atlanta, GA. He is also a Professor of communication and psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA and has held academic positions at Auburn University and the University of Kentucky.
Mr. Weaver has an extensive background in social psychology and mass media effects. He is the author or co-author of 49 referred research articles, 22 book chapters, and 2 books. He is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences winning 11 "Top Paper" awards. He has testified about his research before committees of the United States Senate (most recently in January, 2006) and the Parliament of Australia. He has also won several research fellowships and grants including a Veritas Fellowship from the National Law Center for Families and Children (2006) Mr. Weaver is a member of several honorary societies including Phi Beta Delta (the honor society for international scholars, since 1992) and Kappa Tau Alpha (the National Honor Society in Journalism & Mass Communication, since 1999).