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Steven C. Wheatley

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Vice President

Steve Wheatley is the Vice President of the American Council of Learned Societies.  He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago.  He is the author of, among other works, “The Partnerships of Foundations and Research Universities,” in Anheir and Hammack, eds., American Foundations:  Roles and Contributions (2010), and The Politics of Philanthropy: Abraham Flexner and Medical Education (1988).    He has served on the Governing Council of the Rockefeller Archive Center 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.”

From 2007 to 2013, he served on the Steering Committee of the University of Virginia Scholarly Communication Institute   The American Council of Learned Societies, a federation of 71 national scholarly organizations, is probably best known for awarding fellowships to individual scholars, but is also active in international scholarship, scholarly communication, and advocacy for the humanities.