Professor Named Berry Chair of Free Enterprise

Bert Wheeler, Ph.D.

Bert Wheeler, Ph.D., has been named Berry Chair of Free Enterprise. Dr. Wheeler will fulfill the position, provided by the John W. Berry Charitable Lead Trust, starting July 1. Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations

February 15, 2010

Dr. Bert Wheeler, professor of economics at Cedarville University, has been selected as the Berry Chair of Free Enterprise.

Wheeler came to Cedarville in 1992 after holding various teaching and administrative positions at Liberty University, Crichton College and Memphis State University. He has published results of his research on the nature and purpose of work, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Clinton era economics and Christian perspectives on economics.

The John W. Berry Charitable Lead Trust, a charitable foundation of Dayton, Ohio, endows the position of chair in Cedarville’s department of business administration, which Wheeler will fill starting July 1.

Wheeler plans to use his time to demonstrate the connection between free market principles and Christianity. As part of his efforts, Wheeler will develop a web-based forum to discuss areas of economics in which freedom is an issue. He will also construct a course in free enterprise economics as well as publish research on contemporary issues related to economics and business from a free market perspective. Wheeler will use his tenure as chair to build and participate in seminars that deal with current issues in economics.

Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs. Featuring a worldwide Christian ministries program, the University offers more than 100 areas of study to 3,000 students. Visit the University Web site at www.cedarville.edu.