Bradley C. Wheeler, Ph.D.
Vice President for Information Technology & CIO, Professor of Information Systems, IU Kelley School of Business
Dr. Brad Wheeler, Indiana University's vice president for information technology and CIO, leads university wide IT services for IU’s eight campuses. He has co-founded and led software and service collaborations such as the Sakai Project, Kuali, and the HathiTrust. Most recently, he developed IU’s eTexts Initiative and implemented a cutting edge delivery model to tackle the high costs of textbooks for students. A member of various boards and organizations, Dr. Wheeler focuses on leadership and meaningful collaboration in higher education. He is also a professor of information systems in IU’s Kelley School of Business, and has taught executive programs for corporate and MBA audiences on six continents.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Wheeler, B. (2014). Speeding Up on Curves. EDUCAUSE Review, 49:1.
- Wheeler, B. & Hilton, J.L, (2012). The Marketecture of Community. EDUCAUSE Review, 47:6.
- Wheeler, B., (2012). Fixing the High Price of Textbooks. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rebooting the Academy: 12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses, pp. 42-45
- Osborne, N., & Wheeler, B., (2012). Shaping the Path to Digital: The Indiana University eTexts Initiative. EDUCAUSE Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies, pp. 373-380.
- Henry, C., & Wheeler, B., (2012). The Game Has Changed. EDUCAUSE Review, 47:2.
- Wheeler, B., (2010). About that $1B Per Year. EDUCAUSE Review, 45:6
- McRobbie, M.A., & Wheeler, B., (2010). Three Insights for Presidents and CIOs. EDUCAUSE Review, 45:3.
- Waggener, S., Rowe, T., Rickards, J., Hites, M., Fischer, D., Bielec, J., Gonzales, G., Gonick, L., Wheeler, B., Jackson, G., Voss, B., Hogue, W., & Katz, R. (2007). The Organization of the Organization: CIO's Views on the Role of Central IT. EDUCAUSE Review. 42:6, pp. 24-53.
Community Source Software
- Wheeler, B., & DeStefano, J., (2007). Mitigating the Risks of Big Systems. NACUBO Business Officer Magazine, July-August 2007
- Wheeler, B., & Greenstein, D., (2007). Open Source Collaboration in Higher Education: Guidelines and Report of the Licensing and Policy Framework Summit for Software Sharing in Higher Education. Report of the 2006 Summit held in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Wheeler, B., (2007). Open Source 2010: Reflections on 2007. EDUCAUSE Review, January/February 2007, pp. 49-67
- Wheeler, B., & Gandel, P.B., (2005). Of Birkenstocks and Wingtips: Open Source Licenses. EDUCAUSE Review 40:1.
- Wheeler, B., (2004). Open Source 2007: How Did This Happen? EDUCAUSE Review, 39:4
- Wheeler, B., (2004). The Open Source Parade. EDUCAUSE Review, 39:5
- Wheeler, B., (2004). The Inevitable Unbundling of Software and Support, Campus Technology digital magazine, March 2004.
- Wheeler, B., (2003). Aligning IT Strategy to Open Source, Partnering, and Web Services. EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR), Research Bulletin. Volume 2003, issue 24
- Katz, R.N., Harel, E.C., Keehn, A.K., King, M., Kossuth, J., Wesemann, D., and Wheeler, B., (2010). Looking at Clouds from All Sides Now. EDUCAUSE Review, 45:3.
- Stewart, C., Almes, G., McCaulay, S., Wheeler, B., (eds. 2010). Cyberinfrastructure Software Sustainability and Reusability: Report from an NSF - Funded Workshop Held 27 and 28 March 2009.
- Wheeler, B., & Waggener, S., (2009). Above Campus Services: Shaping the Promise of Cloud Computing for Higher Education. EDUCAUSE Review. 44:6, pp. 52-66.
- Wheeler, B. (2007). Leading Beyond the ICT Conundrums for Scholarship 2.0. Presented at EDUCAUSE Australasia 2007, Melbourne, Australia, May 2, 2007.
- Hacker, T., & Wheeler, B. (2007). Making Research Cyberinfrastructure a Strategic Choice. EDUCAUSE Quarterly. 30:1, pp.
- Murdered by the Matrix: How to Buy the Future, Keynote Speaker - NAEP National Meeting, April 2013
- The Marketecture of Community, Presented at TEDxBloomington, March 2013
- Above-Campus Services: A Leadership Agenda, Presented at ACUTA Annual Conference, April 2012
- Controlling the Higher Ed Enterprise (for Less Than $5B), Enterprise and Information Technology Conference, May 2011
- Changing the Game, CCA-EDUCAUSE Australasia, April 2011
- Thriving in the Era of (Rabid) Collaboration, Presented at the Matrix Integration 2010 Technology Expo, 2010.
- Collaboration is Strategy, Presented at EDUCAUSE 2009 (Narrated slides).
- Indiana University's Information Technology Portfolio, Presented to The IU Board of Trustees, 2008.
- Evolution and Revolution in Scholarship in an Age of Open, Presented at The Open Forum 2008, 8 December 2008.
Selected International Leadership
- Chairman - Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) CIO's Group 2012 - Present
- The Kinsey Institute Board of Directors, 2013 - 2106
- Chairman and Co-Founder, Kuali Foundation, 2004-present
- EDUCAUSE Board, 2009-2012, Treasurer 2010,2011
- Chairman, Connexions Consortium, 2010-2011
- IU Research and Technology Corporation, Secretary, 2007-
- Vice-Chairman, The Sakai Foundation, 2005-2006; Board member in charge of commercial relationships.
- Vice-Chairman, The Sakai Project Board of Directors, 2004-2005; Board member in charge of commercial relationships.
- Kuali Open Library Environment (2013), Co-Principal Investigator, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $750K
- Kuali Open Library Environment (2009), Co-Principal Investigator, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $2.5M.
- Kuali Research Administration System (2006), Principal Investigator, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $1.5M.
- Open Source Student Services System (2006), Planning Grant, Principal Investigator, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $38,000.
- Acquisition of a High-Speed, High Capacity Storage System to Support Scientific Computing: The Data Capacitor (2005), Senior Investigator, $1.72M, National Science Foundation, #0521433, 2005-2008; C.A. Stewart, PI; R. Bramley, B. Plale, T. Hacker, and C. Pilachowski, Co-PIs.
- The Kuali Project (2005), Principal Investigator, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $2,500,000 ($7.3M overall project).
- The Twin Peaks Navigator (2004), Principal Investigator, Sun Microsystems, $32,000.
- The Sakai Educational Partners Program (SEPP) (2004), Co-Principal Investigator, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, $300,000 ($600k overall project for year 2004).
- The ePortfolio Project (2003), Principal Investigator, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $518,000, ($1.1M overall project).
- The Sakai Project (2003), Co-Principal Investigator & Vice-Chairman of the Sakai Board of Directors, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $2,400,000, ($6.8M overall project).
- Leadership Award, 2013, Educause
- CIO 100 Award (June 2012), CIO Magazine.
- Government Technology's "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers in Public Sector Innovation" (Feb. 2012), Government Technology.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education's "12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses" (Feb 2012), The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- CIO 100 Award (June 2009), CIO Magazine.
Office of the Vice President for Information Technology
2709 E. 10th Street, Suite 301
Bloomington, IN 47408