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.”
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