Mr. Douglas Wells

Title: Lecturer of Art and Design
Dept.: Art
Office: Rasmussen Center 124

Doug grew up in Los Angeles and Denver before coming to Des Moines for college and has been here ever since! He worked as a staff photographer for The Des Moines Register for 28 years prior to landing at Grand View University.

Academic History

  • B.A. in Journalism from Drake University (1976)
  • M.A. in Communication Leadership from Drake University (2008)

Start Date at Grand View

  • August 2010

Areas of Expertise

  • Photography, especially publications and sports photography

Research / Accomplishments

Professionally, Doug has won many awards for his photography including the Society of Professional Journalists award for feature photography, Awards of Excellence from the National Press Photographers Association and has been named a Pulitzer Prize nominee twice.

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Grand View's dedication to student success.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
The students, staff, faculty and administrative people I come into contact with every day. Plus, I have a great parking space.
Doug Wells