Faculty & Staff

Meredith Wheeler, Ph.D

 

Meredith Wheeler has served in senior leadership capacities for more than twenty-five years and is passionate about serving the most vulnerable globally.  He brings a perspective rooted in a solid theoretical foundation as well as the experience of senior level leadership.

His roles have included broad focus leadership: vision and strategy development; staff recruitment, development and mentoring; senior management oversight; master planning for resources; leadership development; budget development and financial review, communication strategy; strategic thinking; facilities planning and fundraising. He is a skilled communicator on an individual level or leading groups of several thousand. He has served as the executive director of an African based NGO focused on peace building, advocacy, human rights and traumatized populations in war zones. He has also served as a college vice-president, university professor, lead senior pastor, seminar leader and keynote speaker for a variety of professional conferences.

Dr. Wheeler has a Ph.D. in conflict, mediation and leadership from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with a dissertation focused on conflict centered on the leadership transition of long-tenured leaders. His research area includes moral/identity based conflict; perspectives on forgiveness; international conflict and the effects of long term trauma on populations in war zones. 

He has a special passion for training, developing and mentoring leaders. This passion is lived out not simply in everyday mentoring but in leadership training and consulting for leaders and organizations. Coaching areas include peace-building, conflict resolution, organizational communication, decision-making, crisis/critical communication, leadership transition, strategic thinking and planning, and change management. This work has resulted in travel internationally to almost 20 countries including South Africa, New Zealand, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Germany, Poland, Columbia, Indonesia, Mexico, the Fiji Islands and the Middle East.