Originally from County Laois, Ireland, Dr. Wheeler graduated from Maynooth University, a Catholic institution, in 2007 with a double honors bachelor’s degree in History and English and a minor in Greek and Roman studies. He subsequently completed an Honors Master’s program in Military History and Strategic Studies from the same university in 2012. His research then took him westward to the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he obtained his doctorate in Medieval and Early Modern World History. Dr. Wheeler has a diverse background, working as a lead historical consultant for several research projects as well as contributing to numerous journals and talks throughout Ireland. He is a rugby, hurling, and Gaelic football enthusiast. He and his wife relocated to her native Virginia where they recently welcomed a baby daughter & will welcome a baby boy in August.