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Donna Colwell

Professor of English

I am a Florida native, who loves being outside in the sunshine. My husband and I enjoy taking painting classes, riding our bikes, picnicking, and spending time with our adorable kitties. Professionally, my career path has had many interesting turns: I was in sales and had a real estate career prior to returning to school and earning my master’s degree in English Literature. I enjoyed teaching at UCF, my Alma Mater, yet found my home at Valencia College, where I have taught since 2006. I am fortunate to work with amazing people, who share their experiences with me through their writing and discussion. Creating a community of writers, reading works that connect to our lives, and finding ways to understand each other are the reasons I enjoy being a professor and working with students.

Phone: 407-582-1314


Office: West Campus

Location: 5-219

Monday and Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm in 5-219.

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8-10am online via my Atlas email.