He has co-founded and led over $100 million in open source software and service collaborations among universities and corporations. In 2009, he commenced IU's eTexts initiative and implemented a cutting-edge delivery model to tackle the high costs of textbooks for students. He continues to teach and advise corporate audiences on IT-enabled transformation and cybersecurity, and has done so on six continents.
Dr. Wheeler earned a bachelor’s degree in business, and an MBA, from Oklahoma State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Indiana University.