Title: Tenured Professor of English
Company: Lincoln Trail College
Location: Vincennes, Indiana, United States
Winifred Ann Reed Wolven, EdD, Tenured Professor of English at Lincoln Trail College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in journalism, English and higher education.
Drawing upon four decades of industry experience, Dr. Wolven is a respected educator and journalist who has been serving as a tenured professor of English and director of English and communication assessment at Lincoln Trail College since 2001. Prior to this illustrious role, she acted as an English, reading and English as a second language professor at Vincennes University from 1998 to 2001, an English teacher at Mecklenburg County Public Schools from 1992 to 1997, and a journalism professor at Lynchburg College from 1986 to 1989. Before she delved into education, Dr. Wolven was a prolific journalist, having commenced her career as a general assignment reporter for the Potomac News from 1978 to 1980, correspondent for Lerner Newspapers in 1982, and general assignment reporter for Amherst-Nelson Publication from 1983 to 1986. She has additionally been a freelance journalist since 1992.
Dr. Wolven has presented at numerous conferences and workshops across the country and has supported a number of charitable causes, including Appalachian Bear Recue, the Wildcat Sanctuary, and the Pet Port of Vincennes, IN. The former president of the Clark Academic Boosters in Vincennes from 2004 to 2005, she has further served as president of the Riley Elementary Parent Teacher Organization from 2000 to 2001 and was a Girl Scout leader for the Shagbark Girl Scout Council from 1998 to 2001.
To prepare for her career, Dr. Wolven pursued formal education at Mary Baldwin College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1981. Thereafter, she attended Northwestern University, receiving a Master of Science in journalism in 1982. Later on, she obtained a second Master of Science in secondary English education from Lynchburg College in 1989. After gaining considerable experience in the field, she earned a Doctor of Education from Grand Canyon University in 2015.
Dr. Wolven has designed and taught a plethora of courses in traditional, hybrid and online classrooms during her tenure in education. Most recently, she was approved to teach American Literature Since 1955 in an online format for the Fall 2018 semester. As a testament to her profound success, she was a grantee of the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Innovation in Technology Teaching Award in 2018, having also received myriad accolades from students in the Lincoln Trail College Student Advantage Network for at-risk students over the course of 13 years. Likewise, she received the General Assignment Reporting Award from the Virginia Press Association in 1984 and 1985, as well as a grant from the Eisenhower Professional Development Program from 2000 to 2001.
Listed in Strathmore Who’s Who “Professional of the Year: Higher Education: English and Literature,” she is also a lifetime member of Cambridge Who’s Who and Elite Women Worldwide. Married to Gregory A. Wolven, she is the proud mother of one son and one daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys fossil hunting, photography, gardening, reading and traveling.
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