Charles J. Wheelan

|Senior Lecturer
Academic Appointments
  • Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow

  • Rockefeller Center

In addition to my work at Dartmouth, I’ve spent time as a speechwriter, a correspondent for The Economist, and a Congressional candidate and in other policy-related positions that inform my academic work.

My goal is to make important academic ideas understandable to the broadest possible audience and to use these powerful ideas to address real social challenges.


Rockefeller, Room 209A
HB 6082


Rockefeller Center, Education


The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy


  • B.A. Dartmouth College
  • Master's Princeton University
  • Ph.D. University of Chicago

Selected Publications

  • The Centrist Manifesto, W.W. Norton, 2013.

  • Naked Statistics:  Stripping the Dread from the Data, W.W. Norton, 2013.

  • 10 ½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said, W.W. Norton, 2012.

  • Introduction to Public Policy, W.W. Norton, 2011.

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