My Iona

Office of the Provost

Darrell P. Wheeler, Ph.D., MPH, ACSW, a nationally recognized leader, educator and scholar, has served as Iona College's provost and senior vice president for academic affairs since July 1, 2018.

As provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Wheeler oversees the College's curricular offerings and accreditation, while working closely with the academic deans, department chairs and faculty members.

Dr. Wheeler came to Iona from the University at Albany (SUNY) where he served as dean of the School of Social Welfare, vice provost for public engagement, and professor. Previously, Dr. Wheeler held positions of interim provost & senior vice president for academic affairs at the University at Albany (SUNY), dean and professor at Loyola University Chicago, and associate dean for research and community partnerships at Hunter College School of Social Work.

A well-regarded and active scholar, Dr. Wheeler has published and presented extensively in the areas of health and mental health disparities; HIV prevention and intervention; minority health; individual and community resilience; LGBTQ community health and intervention; social justice; and community service and has been the recipient of numerous distinguished awards and honors.

Dr. Wheeler shared, “I am very honored to have this opportunity to work with members of the Iona College faculty, staff, students and alumni. I look forward to being an active member of this community and working to ensure that Iona stimulates intellectual growth and positive impacts for our students, alumni and local and global communities.”