Lewis Wheaton was born just outside of Pittsburgh, PA and was raised in Petersburg, VA. He earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Radford University in Radford, VA and his doctorate degree in Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park.
In 2008, after completing his training at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lewis moved to Georgia to join the faculty at Georgia Tech. At Georgia Tech, he is actively engaged in teaching and research. He serves as the director of the Cognitive Motor Control Lab, managing over $1.5 million in research funding to help improve the lives of persons with impairments due to stroke and amputation.
Lewis has been an active resident in Smyrna for the past ten years. He lives with his wife, Teri, and children, Lewis Jr. and Joshua.
Community Service and Experience
- Lewis has served as a voice for persons with disability in the state of Georgia as a member of the State Rehabilitation Council of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.
- As an Eagle Scout, Lewis understands the importance of community service. This has led him to inspire public service in others as a Cub Scout Den leader (Pack 22, Smyrna).
- Lewis has served as a leader in the Smyrna public schools as a member and past president of the school councils for both Nickajack Elementary and Campbell Middle School. He has also served as the grants liason for the Nickajack Elementary Foundation.
- Lewis was selected as a fellow in Georgia Tech’s Emerging Leadership Program.
- Lewis also serves as a deacon at the Powers Ferry Road Church of Christ in Marietta, GA, where he helps coordinate the education and safety programs.