Mr. Wheelwright is currently serving as the President of Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Professor Wheelwright first taught at Harvard from 1971-79 and was the Thomas Henry Carroll-Ford Foundation Visiting Professor from 1985-86. He rejoined the Harvard faculty in 1988. In his years away from Harvard, he was the Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers Professor of Management at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. In addition to his Harvard and Stanford positions, Professor Wheelwright served on the faculty of INSEAD (European Institute of Management) in Fontainebleau, France. He was also Vice President of Sales in a family-owned printing company and has consulted in the areas of business/operations strategy and improving product development capabilities.
Since 2007, Professor Wheelwright has served as President of Brigham Young University – Hawaii one of three BYU campuses owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also continues to serve as a Board member at O.C. Tanner Company (service awards) and at Zions Bancorp. (banking). Professor Wheelwright has a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Utah and MBA and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.