My name is Earnest.

I want to explore ways for technology to address persistent issues of social inequality in the US and abroad.

My research investigates technologies that could improve the prospects of disadvantaged groups in the US. Currently, I am a doctoral student at the University of Michigan School of Information, advised by Dr. Tawanna Dillahunt, and a member of the Social Innovations Group here at UMSI.

See my CV for additional details.


Dillahunt, T.R., Lam, J., Lu, A., Wheeler, E. Designing Future Employment Applications for Underserved Job Seekers: A Speed Dating Study. DIS ’18: Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2018 Proceedings. (pdf)

Wheeler, E. and Dillahunt, T.R. (2018). Navigating the Job Search as a Low-Resourced Job Seeker. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA. (to appear|pdf)

Dillahunt, T.R., *Wang, X., *Wheeler, E., Cheng, H.F., Hecht, B., Zhu, H. (2017). The Sharing Economy in Computing: A Systematic Literature Review. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) Online First. (to appear|pdf) *=authors contributed equally.

Wheeler, E., Dillahunt, T.R., Rieh, S.Y. (2017). Opportunities to Address Information Poverty with Social Search. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA ‘17). (pdf).