Brad Wheeler served as vice president for information technology and chief information officer, vice president of communications and marketing, and interim dean of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. He is a Professor of Information Systems in the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. He earned a B.S. in business management and M.B.A. from Oklahoma State University, and Ph.D. in information systems from the Indiana University Graduate School of Business. He is an expert in the role of the CIO with the executive team and IT strategy.
Wheeler co-founded and led open source software and service collaborations such as the Sakai Project, Kuali, and the HathiTrust digital library. He developed IU's eTexts initiative and implemented a cutting-edge delivery model to tackle the high costs of textbooks for students. He co-founded the Unizin Ltd., a consortium of universities seeking to exert greater control and influence over digital learning landscape. He was the founding chairman for the Kuali Foundation and served on the board of EDUCAUSE from 2009-2012. Wheeler has been the principal investigator for millions of dollars in external grant funding. He has multiple published articles and served as keynote speaker throughout the U.S. and world.
Wheeler received the IU Bicentennial Medal in August 2019 in recognition of his distinguished service as vice president for IT and CIO, and member of the president's executive cabinet. In June of 2021, he was awarded the IU President’s Medal for Excellence.