David L. Wheeler is Editor of the Alexandria Trust and leads its journalism project, Al-Fanar Media, which serves those who work in Arab higher education or who have a stake in it. For more than 25 years, he has worked at the Chronicle of Higher Education, as a science writer, International Editor, and Managing Editor, and has written on topics ranging from quantum physics to poetry. He has led the Chronicle’s push to serve readers outside the US and organized and moderated events and panels at higher-education conferences around the world. He has written for a variety of other publications such as Boston Globe and Washington Post and won awards from the New England Press Association and the Education Writers’ Association. David has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and was awarded a Vannevar Bush Fellowship in science journalism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).