Professor of History
A.B. Earlham College
M.A., Ph.D. Ohio State University
Teaching Interests: Dr. Wheeler teaches a variety of courses in American history, including Civil War & Reconstruction, History of Georgia, Religion in America, American Feminism, and America since 1945. He also teaches interdisciplinary courses on American education and on local history and culture.
- Vulcan Excellence in Teaching Award (2004)
- Captain A.M. Reinhardt Award (2004)
- Elizabeth Moss Bailey Faculty Mentor Award (2008)
- United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award (2009)
- Faculty Research & Scholarship Award (2012)
Scholarly Interests and Recent Publications: Dr. Wheeler studies regional identity, the history of education, violence, and social and industrial development in the Lower South, especially the Etowah Valley. Recent publications include:
Community Service and Engagement:
During 2013-2014, Dr. Wheeler is serving as President-Elect of the Georgia Association of Historians. He also serves on the boards of the Cherokee County Historical Society and the Funk Heritage Center.
With Professor Philip Unger, Dr. Wheeler organizes annual symposia at Reinhardt University that bring scholars to Waleska to discuss the history of northern Georgia.