Daniel A. Wheeler holds a doctorate in leisure studies and services.
He has worked in the field in many positions, teaching swimming, canoeing, backpacking, and survival skills in activities courses and as camp director and river guide in Idaho and Utah, with excursions to Korea.
He has taught in theory and philosophy recreation courses and recreation marketing in several universities.
His main emphasis has been management of recreation delivery systems and the recreation experience.
Presently retired, he is beginning a recreation business on an island in the Pacific Northwest.