Steve Wells

Core Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Steve has taught for Walden since 2004 and was hired as full-time professor in 2007. He has worn many hats since working here and currently serves as the Research Coordinator for the School of Education and Professional Licensure (SEPL) in the Riley College. Steve says that he enjoys the high standards Walden maintains and loves working with faculty and students. Steve lives with his wife, Janee, in the Minneapolis area and recently celebrated his 37th-anniversary! Steve invested 25 years in the public schools as a teacher and administrator and holds principal and superintendent licenses in Texas and Minnesota. When not teaching on-line, he is probably listening to or playing jazz trumpet or wishing he was skiing! He holds an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M – Commerce, also a M.Music in Wind Ensemble Conducting from The Univ. of Colorado, Boulder and the B.Music in Vocal/Instrumental Music Education from The Univ. of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Moscow. Research interests: K-12 and Higher Ed Leadership, Transformational Approaches, Arts leadership, Teacher preparation, Christian education, Asian cultural education Steve has presented several seminars/workshops around the U.S.A., China, and Southeast Asia for educators.

Awards / Honors

Faculty Research Initiative Grant, Walden University, 2008


Wells, S. P., Vinella, M. W., Walters, K. J. (2012). The Genre of Instructor Feedback in Doctoral Programs: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis. HigherEdWeb Association