David Wheeler, a Ph.D. student in mass communication at the University of Kentucky, has taught journalism and advised the student newspaper at Asbury since 2007. David began his journalism career in 1999 at Central Kentucky's Jessamine Journal newspaper, where he covered everything from house fires to city council meetings. While working at the Journal, he won two first-place writing awards and a first-place photo award from the Kentucky Press Association. Before attending graduate school, David also worked as a staff writer for Transylvania University's alumni magazine.
Recently, David has published freelance articles and photos in Odyssey Magazine, Quill: A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists, and the The Herald-Leader, Lexington's Pulitzer-winning newspaper. One of David's Herald-Leader articles, "Living Blue in E.U.," took him to England, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands, where he asked Kentucky expatriates to describe what they missed about the Bluegrass State. David has also published numerous photos in The Herald-Leader, one of which landed at the top of Kentucky.com's home page — a Web site that receives more than 11 million page views per month.