Linda Wendling earned her BA in French with a minor in political science from Rutgers College, and her JD from Seton Hall School of Law. After leaving active practice in 2001, she turned to academia. She joined the faculty of Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey as the Founding Program Director for Paralegal Studies. After moving to North Carolina in 2007, she pursued a master’s degree in constitutional history at North Carolina State University. She also served as the Assistant Dean for Career Services at North Carolina Central University School of Law and then as the Chair of South University’s Legal Studies Department serving campuses in ten states. She has authored three legal textbooks on Paralegal Practice, Legal Ethics, and Contract Law.
Learning never ends, Linda earned an LL.M. in Environmental Law in January 2016 from Vermont Law School. The culmination of her studies was an appointment to the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) as a U.N. delegate to assist Myanmar in preparing their position papers for international negotiations. Linda is currently employed at Western Governors University as the Manager of Compliance & Accreditation for the Business and Information Technology Colleges. Her other professional pursuits include serving as both a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner and an American Heath Care Association Master Examiner, the NC Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee and the Environmental Law Committee, and on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations – The NC Abundance Foundation and The Moment of Magic Foundation.