Gerald R Wheeler, PhD., Gerald Fry &  Rod Hissong, Ph.D.

Gerald R. Wheeler MSW, Ph.D., B.A. Long Beach State College, M.S.W. The Ohio
State University, Ph.D. School of Social Service Administration at the University of
Chicago.  His 32-year professional criminal justice career includes administrative
positions at Los Angeles County Probation and Child Welfare Departments, Ohio
Youth Commission, Adjunct professor teaching research and policy analysis at The
Ohio State University School of Social Work, Research Director, University of
Maryland at College Park, Institute of Criminal Justice, Visiting Associate professor
and University of Houston Urban Studies. He implemented pretrial
justice reform mandated by the Federal Court in Houston in 1977-83, subsequently
served in various administrative positions at Harris County Community Supervision and
Corrections Dept.(HCCSCD) until retirement in 1997. Recipient of the National
Researcher of the Year Award in 1988 by the American Association of Probation &
Parole, published over 70 articles in scholarly journals including Public Welfare,
Evaluation and Program Planning, Evaluation Review, Criminal Law Bulletin, Pretrial
Services Annual Journal Vol II (1979), Social Work Journal, Policy Studies Journal,
Crime and Delinquency, Federal Probation, and Journal of Criminal Justice, book
COUNTER DETERRENCE (Nelson-Hall, 1978).  His creative writing, poetry and
photography have appeared in three books: TRAVELIN’ STILL (Main Street Rag 2003,
TRACKS (Timberline Press 2003), FLYIN’ HARLEYS IN PURPLE HAZE (Pure Heart
Press 2012) and numerous literary reviews and national magazines including North
American Review, Louisiana Literature, Concho River Review, Iron Horse Literary
Review, Antietam Review, Kaleidoscope, Riversedge, Big Buddy, War, Literature &
the Arts, Equine Journal, Antique Power, and Cowboys & Indians Magazine.

Gerald Fry University of Florida, B.S.E.E., 1969, South Texas College of Law, J.D.,
1975, Bar Admission: State Bar of Texas, 1975
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2005
U.S. District Supreme Court, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2005
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1997

Texas Instruments, Electrical Engineer, 1969- 1971
Assistant Director, Harris County Pretrial Services 1973-75
Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1978-1981
Private Practice of Law, 1981 - Present
Certified Legal Specialties
Board Certified in Criminal Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization – 1982
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