Dr. Wheeler's C.V.


Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2007

M.A., University of Kansas, 2002

B.A., University of Iowa, 1971

Teaching Experience

Semester at Sea (a floating university), Spring 2019

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (part-time adjunct), 2016-

Missouri Southern State University (full-time), 2008-2017


Dr. Wheeler's current research projects include: three journal articles on intersections between African American History and public history; and two journal articles on intersections between literature and history.


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

Publication Highlights

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

Editor: Symposium on Historian Martin J. Sklar, Telos, Spring 2019

Conference & Presentation Highlights

Paper on U.S.-China Relations, Association for Asian Studies Conference, Washington, DC, March 2018


Society for the History of American Foreign Relations

World History Association

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Melville Society