About Brad Wheeler

Wheeler has served as IU’s vice president for information technology (IT) and chief information officer since 2007 and has been a professor in the IU Kelley School of Business since 1997. Under his leadership, IU has led a number of initiatives across the campuses of IU and with other university partners to innovate and improve IU. His work with other universities helped create open source software that saved IU millions in administrative costs, digitize library collections via the HathiTrust, and expand many grants in high performance computing and research networks. He created IU’s pioneering eText initiative that helped IU students avoid over $4 million in FY18 on the cost of textbooks.

He has served on many boards roles including IU Health Bloomington Hospital, the Kinsey Institute, and the IU Research and Technology Corporation. He is a well-known partner in support of IU’s broad engagement in economic development work across the state.

At IU, he leads a team of more than 140 communications, events, and conferences employees. In 2015, he was named the Indianapolis Business Journal’s inaugural chief technology officer of the year, and in 2012, the Chronicle of Higher Education named him one of “12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses.” Wheeler continues to lead IU’s IT portfolio and is the James H. Rudy Professor of Information Systems at the IU Kelley School of Business in Bloomington.

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