Board of Advisors

Meet our Board of Advisors. They are our thought leaders who take an active role in providing guidance and encouragement.

John Wells

As co-founder and Senior Advisor at Corporate University Enterprise, Inc., Dr. Wells has been engaged in adult education and employee development programs for over 35 years. Initially, with the Department of Defense, he managed programs focused on skills development and senior manager education. He has worked with public school systems in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, with colleges and universities, and with federal and municipal governments in developing education programs seeking to increase the employability of young adults.

John has been involved with several nonprofit organizations, developing volunteer members in becoming more attuned to the needs, culture and goals of their agency. His work with the Department of Education of Sweden and the Ministry of Education of Japan has given him a global perspective on the educational needs of adults.

He has participated in the creation of several corporate universities. He led the development of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office University - the first recognized corporate university in the Federal government. He is a member of, and has published in, several professional organization journals including the ASTD Training and Development Journal. He has been on the Board of Directors of The American Association of Adult and Continuing Education since 1990.

Dr. Wells is a founding member of the Washington Area Corporate University Consortium. This regional network of corporate university practitioners from industry, education, and public sectors seeks to expand the knowledge base and enhance the competencies of professionals in the corporate university field.

Dr. Wells completed his advanced studies in adult education and higher education administration at Ball State University. His major research project was an in-depth evaluation and total redesign of U.S. Army Education Centers. Currently, this project has added a $400 million distance education component involving military personnel worldwide.