Tom Wells is a writer and editor in Boulder, Colorado. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in sociology from Columbia University.
He is an author of three books: The War Within: America’s Battle over Vietnam, Wild Man: The Life and Times of Daniel Ellsberg, and (with Richard A. Leo) The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four. He is currently finishing a book on the innocence revolution in the U.S. justice system with Richard A. Leo.
He has received fellowships and grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the Institute for the Study of World Politics, the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Columbia University, and the University of California, Berkeley.