Wohlauer earned a BA (1969) and MA (1970) in History from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also took an MA in Photography from the University of Oregon (1973).
Wohlauer has been chairperson of the Photography Department of Community College of Denver since 1975 and director of the Darkroom Gallery in Denver since 1974. He taught photography at Metropolitan State College, Denver, in 1973-74. The photographer worked on the NEA-funded "From This Land Survey Project" in 1978 and received a First Place Award for Photography from Colorado Celebration of the Arts in 1975.
A member of SPE since 1975.