Dr. Wolven possesses more than 25 years of professional experience and expertise in English composition. In her role at Lincoln Trail College, she is trusted to create and teach online classes in English and literature. Dr. Wolven advises and mentors new students as well, pulling from her experience and strong educational foundation. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mary Baldwin College in 1981, she immediately pursued Master of Science in Journalism at Northwestern University. She later obtained a Master of Arts in secondary English education from Lynchburg College. Dr. Wolven recently furthered her education by earning an Ed.D. in organizational leadership with an emphasis in higher education leadership from Grand Canyon University. A member of the Illinois Education Association and a recipient of several formal honors over the years, Dr. Wolven aims to help, teach and influence many more students in the coming years. She also does guest speaking.