Erlan Wheeler

  • Interim Associate Dean, Division of Natural and Social Sciences; Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
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    Professor Erlan Wheeler divides his teaching between data science, mathematics, and computer science. He earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he attended under a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, in the field of combinatorics. He earned his B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

    While a student at Virginia Polytechnic, he received an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates grant. He has been active in undergraduate research ever since. Previously the director of Carthage’s former Computer Studies Program, Prof. Wheeler helped launch Carthage’s computer science major and department in 1998. He founded Sine on the Dotted Line, the Carthage Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics, as a forum for Carthage students to publish their research.

    A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Wheeler joined the Carthage faculty in 1992. He received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award in 1995.

    • Ph.D. — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • B.A. — Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    • CSC 1030 Data Science I
    • CSC 1040 Data Science II