Steven C. Wheatley
Steven C. Wheatley served as vice president of the American Council of Learned Societies until July 2018, when he became senior adviser to the Council.
Before joining ACLS as director of the American Studies Program, he 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 BA from Columbia University and MA and PhD degrees in history from the University of Chicago. He is the author of, among other works, The Politics of Philanthropy: Abraham Flexner and Medical Education (University of Wisconsin P, 1988), a new introduction to Raymond Fosdick's The Story of the Rockefeller Foundation (Transaction Books, 1988), and "The Partnerships of Foundations and Universities," in Helmut K. Anhler and David C. Hammack, eds., American Foundations: Roles and Contributions (Brookings Institution P, 2010). Wheatley is the editor (with Katz, Greenberg, and Oliviero) of Constitutionalism and Democracy: Transitions in the Contemporary World (Oxford UP, 1993). He has been a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and a member of the Doctoral Fellows Advisory Committee of the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy and the Task Force on the Artifact of the Council on Library and Information Resources. He has served on the Governing Council of the Rockefeller Archive Center of Rockefeller University, the Board of Directors of the Center for Research Libraries, and as an adjunct professor at New York University. In 2005 the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences awarded him the Medal for Social Science Career.