Soren Wheeler

The assistant editor for WNYC's RadioLab, Soren Wheeler got his bachelor’s degree in literature, creative writing and philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. After graduation, he was a project coordinator at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. At AAAS, he evaluated science and math tests and textbooks, wrote several peer-reviewed articles on science education, and co-authored the book Atlas of Science Literacy.

After leaving AAAS, Wheeler spent the next six years as a freelancer, developing workshops and online courses for K-16 science and math teachers aimed at helping them understand the content they have to teach and the research on how students develop their understanding of those ideas and skills.

In 2006, Wheeler got a master’s degree in science writing at Johns Hopkins University, was a freelance writer for a brief period, and eventually joined the team at WNYC's RadioLab. In his three years there, he has been a reporter, producer, and eventually became the show's editor. In addition to working on individual segments and episodes, he coordinates RadioLab's monthly appearances on NPR's Morning Edition. Wheeler has won awards for his work on segments about the periodic table and statistical understanding.