Dr. Wheeler's C.V.



Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2007

M.A., University of Kansas, 2002

B.A., University of Iowa, 1971



Dr. Wheeler's current research projects and interests include: two journal articles on topics in African American History; urban social policy (under consideration); intersections between literature and history (two journal articles -- one at concept stage, one at “revise and resubmit" stage); one last article on U.S.-China relations, research underway. Dr. Wheeler also developed a new syllabus for his Fall 2016 “US and Asia" class at UTC, and is organizing a print symposium for Telos journal on the work of historian Martin J. Sklar.



U.S. History survey (both halves)

U.S. Ethnic & Immigration History

Gilded Age & Progressive Era

Age of Jefferson and Jackson

African American History & Culture

South Asian History

Pre-Modern E. Asian History

Modern E. Asian History



MSSU Faculty Development Travel Grant for research on the legacy of Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July speech. October 2013 (for May 2014 research).

MSSU Writing Excellence Award for writing assignment in African American History & Culture. April 2012.

Kansas Board of Regents’ James B. Pearson Fellowship for research abroad. June 2005.

Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation’s Jerry Smith Scholarship. May 2003.

Nominee, University of Kansas Outstanding M.A. Thesis award, May 2002: “Bridging the Pacific: The 1990 Institute and U.S.-China Transnationalism at the End of the 20th Century.”


Publication Highlights

The Role of American NGOs in China's Modernization: Invited Influence (Routledge, 2012)

Several journal articles


Conference & Presentation Highlights

Book talk for National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, New York, May 2014



Society for the History of American Foreign Relations

World History Association

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Melville Society