Wells received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sam Houston State, an M.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology, also from Sam Houston State. She earned her in B.A. Criminology & Criminal Justice and English from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Research interests: Biosocial correlates of antisocial behavior, correctional officer job stress and job satisfaction, genetics and self-control, aggression, psychopathy.