Dr. Lynn Wells is a Canadian scholar, teacher and university leader, with over fifteen years of experience in senior academic leadership positions.
Prior to being appointed as Provost and Vice-President Academic at Brock in July 2020, she served as Associate Vice-President, Students and Teaching at MacEwan University in Edmonton and held a number of senior positions at the University of Regina, including Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Associate Vice-President, Academic. For seven years, Dr. Wells supported the work of national reconciliation with Indigenous people through her service as Vice-President, Academic and Special Advisor to the President at First Nations University of Canada.
Dr. Wells is a respected scholar in her field of Contemporary British Fiction, having published two books and numerous articles. Her fields of scholarly interest include urban representations, literary ethics and surveillance studies. She has served on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature and as a Board member for the Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr. Wells holds a Master’s in English and a BA Honours (summa cum laude) in English and French Studies, along with a PhD in English from Western University.