Wanda Synstelien is an English Professor in the Department of English at Inver Hills Community College where she has been a faculty member since 2011. Previously, Wanda had been teaching since 2000 at Southwest Minnesota State University.  Wanda will complete her Ph.D. in May 2013 at Iowa State University in addition to having already completed a Master's of Science in Education, a Masters of English, and an undergraduate degree in English with a teaching certificate.

Her research interests lie in the area of developing English curriculum and teaching strategies with a focus on online tools, resources and real world applications. Throughout her career, she has also focused on concurrent enrollment partnerships in order to better align educational systems. Wanda has worked on several university and college committees in addition to sitting on NACEP's research committee and serving as the co-chair for the IHCC CEP advisory board.