Steven C. Wheelwright
Steven C. Wheelwright was the ninth president of Brigham Young University–Hawaii from 2007 – 2015. Former senior associate dean of the Harvard Business School’s MBA program, a Baker Foundation professor, and senior associate dean and director of Harvard Business School’s publication activities, Dr. Wheelwright is also the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School.
His research and experience have given him world-recognized expertise in solving complex managerial problems and foreseeing future business trends. He has written several books with colleagues, including Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, 5th ed.; Operations, Strategy, and Technology: Pursuing the Competitive Edge; and Dynamic Manufacturing: Creating the Learning Organization.
Following his retirement from Harvard, he and his wife, Margaret, presided over the London England Mission and then served as service missionaries at BYU–Idaho.
President Wheelwright grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a cowboy at heart. He has owned a cattle ranch and currently keeps horses and cattle at his Oakley, Utah, home. He and Margaret are the parents of five children.