Nebraska Authors

Paula Broady Wells

Born ≈ 1936

Paula Broady Wells is the daughter of K.O. Broady, former Professor of School Administration at the University of Nebraska and first Director of the Kellogg Center for Continuing Education. Wells was one of the first female engineering students at the University of Nebraska, receiving both her Degree in Civil Engineering and her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been an engineer and consultant for many years and has also published poetry.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE
Wellesley, MA

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Poetry; Articles for Professional Journals


High School Diploma, Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE
Undergraduate Studies, Wellesey College, Wellesley, MA
Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Consultant in Industrial engineering and Management Systems

Places Worked

Omaha Engineering firms
Started her own firm, Wells Engineering in 1963


At 15, Wells won a short story competition sponsored by Seventeen magazine, which subsequently published the work


Her father was K.O. Broady, Professor of School Administration at N.U., and became the first director of the Kellogg Center for Continuing Education
Her husband, W. James Wells, is also an engineer, specializing in in waste water treatment, and is the head of Wells Engineering Environmental;


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