Steven C. Wheatley

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Steven C. Wheatley "is Vice President of the American Council of Learned Societies. In that position he is, under the President, the senior staff member responsible for the oversight of programs and the administration of the Council's office. He is also staff to the joint ACLS-Social Science Research Council International Program, the ACLS-SSRC Abe Fellowship Program, and the ACLS-SSRC International Predissertation Fellowship Program. He is the ACLS manager of the American National Biography, a new 24-volume reference work in American history, which is also available in an online edition (see

"Before joining ACLS in 1986 as Director of the American Studies Program, Wheatley taught history at the University of Chicago, where he was also Dean of Students in the Public Policy Committee and, before that, Assistant to the Dean of the (Graduate) Social Sciences Division. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history at Chicago. He is the author of, among other works, The Politics of Philanthropy: Abraham Flexner and Medical Education (University of Wisconsin Press, 1988) and a new introduction to Raymond Fosdick's The Story of the Rockefeller Foundation (Transaction Books, 1988 ), and is the editor (with Katz, Greenberg and Oliviero) of Constitutionalism and Democracy: Transitions in the Contemporary World (Oxford University Press, 1993). He has served as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and as a member of the Doctoral Fellows Advisory Committee of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Rockefeller Archive Center of Rockefeller University." [1]

External links

  • "Biography", American Council of Learned Societies, Accessed December 2006.