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Dr. Brad Wheeler is the James H. Rudy Professor of Information Systems at the Indiana University Bloomington Kelley School of Business.
He previously served for 19 years in IU's IT leadership including 13 years as vice president for information technology and chief information officer for all IU campuses including research technologies, educational, administrative, networking, and other shared IT services. He concurrently served as vice president for communications and marketing from 2018-2020 and as interim dean for the School of Informatics and Computing from 2015-2016. He is the 2013 winner of the EDUCAUSE Leadership Award and the 2015 Indianapolis Business Journal CTO of the Year. He served on the EDUCAUSE board from 2009-2012 as treasurer and vice chair.
He has co-founded some of higher education's most transformative software and service collaborations including the Sakai Project for teaching and learning software, Kuali for financial and other administrative systems, the HathiTrust for digital copies of scanned books as part of the Google Book Project, and the Unizin Consortium. He envisioned the early trials for IU's eText model in 2009 with pilots and then a full rollout in 2012 that now yield real cost avoidance of millions for IU students. As a professor, he has taught executive programs for corporate and MBA audiences on six continents. He is currently on sabbatical through August of 2021.
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