Professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan University from 1958 until 1985. Weis graduated from Yale in 1944 and got his Ph.D in 1952.
He was married to Elizabeth Munce, an alumni of Sweet Briar College.
In 2010 a Charles M. Weis Professorship in English was established at Ohio Wesleyan based on an endowment of $1.5 Million from a former student.1
In 1952 Weis presented as his doctoral dissertation "The Correspondence of James Boswell and Sir David Dalrymple". He later co-edited, with Pottle, "Boswell in Extremes, 1776-1778".