Meet Your Instructor

Lucinda Wells, College ReadinessFaculty photo

Hi everyone! As your ENGL0090 instructor, I am really looking forward to our working together this semester. My philosophy of teaching is based a mutual relationship between teacher and student. As I do my best to guide you to creating your best work, your success will be based on how much you apply yourself to the lessons and practice in front of you. It will be based on how many questions you ask when you don’t understand a concept and how well I understand and respond to those questions.

I earned my B.A. in English from St. Olaf College after transferring from Oberlin where I majored on vocal performance and anthropology. I then earned my B.A. in Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language, where I focused on reading, writing, grammar, taught U of M graduate students pronunciation and teaching skills, and finally wrote my thesis on Teaching ESL through Literature. I went on to take tens of graduate credits from Mankato State in literature, composition/rhetoric, literature, grammar and phonology within the English Studies graduate program.

During and since I earned my M.A. from the U of M, I taught for several years at the U of M, and in the beginning, at the same time began teaching for community colleges around the Twin Cities area: Metro State, Inver Hills, Century College, then Ridgewater College In Willmar and Hutchinson, RCTC in Rochester, and primarily at the Faribault campus of South Central College. I’ve been fortunate to enjoy teaching a range of topics throughout my 30 years of teaching, including ELL:  pronunciation, writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills; college composition, adult and young adult literature, creative writing, and literature and film; and many years of teaching developmental writing, grammar, and reading.

In my spare time, I spend my time listening to, dancing to, and singing several styles of music as often as I can; spending time with my three adult sons of whom the oldest was married just last October, practicing my cello (when I can face it), and working on my relatively new house built in 1903. Oh, and yes, I love Netflix.

Here’s to a great semester together!

Phone: 507-332-5807

South Central Online Courses:

  • Reading & Critical Thinking II