Dr. Lynn Wells
Lynn Wells was appointed Associate Vice-President, Students, at MacEwan University on July 1, 2018. As of January 1, 2019, the portfolio of the Office of the Associate Vice-President expanded to include teaching and related areas. Dr. Wells additionally holds the rank of Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University in the Department of English. She graduated from York University with an Honours B.A. (summa cum laude) in English and French Studies (1986) and a Master’s in English (1987). She received her doctoral degree in English at Western in 1997.
Prior to joining MacEwan University, Lynn held leadership roles at the University of Regina and its federated college, First Nations University of Canada. From 2005 to 2011, she served as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate) and Acting Dean in the Faculty of Arts, as well as Associate Vice President Academic, at the University of Regina. In 2011, Lynn was appointed Vice-President Academic at First Nations University of Canada, a role she held for six years. Throughout these positions, she focused on creating inclusive and supportive learning experiences and promoting academic excellence for students from all backgrounds. She has expertise in Indigenization, literacy, community engagement and university transition programming.
At MacEwan University, Lynn brings her passion for student success and teaching excellence in support of the institution’s mission to offer a learner-centered environment that is welcoming, intimate and inspiring. As Associate Vice President, Students and Teaching, she provides integrated leadership for several areas including Student Success Services, Services to Students and Teaching with Disabilities, Wellness and Psychological Services, Exam Services, Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement, the Office of Academic Integrity, Athletics, Career Development and Experiential Learning, Teaching and Learning Services, and eLearning.
In addition to her work as a university leader, Lynn is an engaged teacher and researcher. She has taught classes in English literature and composition at all levels, both on campuses and in community-based settings. She is the author of several articles and two books: Allegories of Telling: Self-Referential Narrative in Contemporary British Fiction (2003) and Ian McEwan (2010). Her research interests include urban fiction, ethics in literature and surveillance studies.
Lynn oversees the organizational areas of: