WEIS, Lois. American, b. 1948. Genres: Education, Sociology. Career: State University of New York at Buffalo, assistant professor, 1978-84, associate professor, 1984-89, professor of educational organization, administration, and policy, 1989-, associate dean of Graduate School of Education, 1986-92. University of Missouri-Columbia, program coordinator at Midwest Center for Equal Educational Opportunity, 1977-78; Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria, lecturer, 1980; University of Wisconsin-Madison, visiting assistant professor, 1982; Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, visiting associate professor of sociology, 1986-87. Publications: Between Two Worlds: Black Students in an Urban Community College, 1985; Working Class without Work: High School Students in a De-Industrializing Economy, 1990; (with Fine) The Unknown City: The Lives of Poor and Working Class Young Adults, 1998. EDITOR: (with Altbach, Kelly, H. Petrie, and S. Slaughter, and author of intro) Crisis in Teaching, 1988; (with Petrie and E. Farrar) Dropouts from Schools: Issues, Dilemmas, and Solutions, 1989; (with Altbach, Kelly, and Petrie, and author of intro) Perspectives on Early Childhood Education, 1991; (with Altbach, Kelly, and Petrie) Textbooks in American Society, 1991. EDITOR & CONTRIBUTOR: (with M. Apple) Ideology and Practice in Schooling, 1983; (with P. Altbach and G. Kelly) Excellence in Education: Perspectives on Policy and Practice, 1985; Class, Race, and Gender in American Schools, 1987; (with M. Fine) Beyond Silenced Voices: Class, Race, and Gender in United States Schools, 1992; (with Fine, M. Wong, and L. Powell) Off White, 1997; (with M. Seller) Beyond Black and White: New Faces and Voices in United States Schools, 1997. Contributor to books and professional journals. Address: 430 Baldy Hall, Dept. of Educational Organization Administration and Policy, State University of New York at Buffalo, Amherst, NY 14260, U.S.A.