- Guggenheim Fellow (2000)
Joan Weiner began her career at IU Bloomington as professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2002. She had received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Philosophy in 2000 and took a leave of absence from IU for the 2002-2003 academic year to do research. She was appointed to the faculty of the Graduate School (2003), was named director of graduate studies in the Department of Philosophy (2004-2006, 2011-2012), and given the additional title of adjunct professor of history and philosophy of science (2010-2019). Weiner retired from IU in 2019 with the title professor emeritus of philosophy.
Weiner received a B.S. with high distinction and honors in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1975, a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University in 1982, and an M.S. in biostatistics and clinical epidemiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1993. She was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1981-1988) while also a visiting assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania (1983-1984) and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh (1985-1986). She was promoted to associate professor (1988) and then full professor (1997) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before moving to IU in 2002.
Weiner most recently received a faculty fellowship from the IU College of Arts and Humanities Institute (Spring 2007), wrote the book, Frege Explained (Open Court Press, 2004), and the article, "Understanding Frege's Project" in The Cambridge Companion to Frege (Cambridge University Press, 2010). She was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Eastern Division Program Committee of the American Philosophical Association (2003-2006) and has taught courses in logic, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of mathematics.