Art Wheeler CSC, PhD

History, Associate Professor

Holy Cross

Pastoral Resident, Mehling Hall

Art Wheeler CSC, PhD



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Current Assignments: Pastoral Resident, Mehling Hall; Associate Professor, Department of History

Fr. Art spent many years helping UP students to study abroad before recently switching to full-time teaching in the History department. Never one to slack off, he brings his kind heart to care for all of Mehling's residents and never forgets a name.

Fr. Arthur Wheeler, CSC, has been at the University since 1987. During that time he has advised hundreds of students about their majors, careers, and life choices. Known for his unrelenting work habits, Fr. Wheeler is the former director of the Studies Abroad program, and currently an associate professor of history, and pastoral resident in Mehling Hall. A native of Bernardsville, New Jersey, with a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown and Ph.D. from Notre Dame, Fr. Wheeler received the James Culligan Award, conferred annually for distinguished service to the University, in 2005. His teaching specialties are in military history 1789-1945 and modern British and Irish politics.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 1979
  • Master of Arts, University of Notre Dame, 1976
  • Master of Divinity, University of Notre Dame, 1983
  • Bachelor of Science in Foreign Studies, Georgetown University, 1973


  • Department of History, 1987-
  • Director of Studies Abroad  1995-2015
  • Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1996-2007
  • Pastoral Resident, Kenna Hall, 1987-1995, 1996-2006
  • Pastoral Resident, Mehling Hall, 2006-
  • Salzburg Program Director, 1995-1996  (Austria)


  • Deans’ Award for Faculty Leadership
  • Culligan Award
  • Christie Award
  • Outstanding Freshman Advocate Award, National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience

Major Committee Assignments

  • Presidential Advisory Committee on Athletics, chair, 11 years
  • Presidential Advisory Committee on Student Media, chair, 11 years


  • Congregation of Holy Cross, 28 April 1984


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