Charlene Wendel

Legal Studies
Program Chair, Legal Studies

Email Address:

(239) 598-6234

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Law; Current Legal Issues; Legal Reasoning and Strategies; Wills and Trusts; Contracts; Torts; Gender and the Law; Film, Literature and Law; A Society of Laws; Courts and Criminal Procedure; Civil Procedure; Business Law I and II; Constitutional Law and Public Administration; Litigation Methodology; Advanced Family Law; and Legal Seminar I and II

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
 Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, Boston University
 M.S. Instructional Systems, Florida State University
 B.A. Psychology and Women’s Studies, magna cum laude, State University of New York at Albany

Awards & Recognitions:

  • Licensed to practice law in Florida
  • Hodges University Professor of the Year
  • Quality Matters® Peer Reviewer

A professor in the Legal Studies program at Hodges University, Dr. Char Wendel has spent many years working in a variety of professional companies and organizations. Considering herself an advocate for social justice, her professional experience includes working as a psychotherapist, a crisis intervention/suicide assessment clinician, a rape crisis center director, a lawyer, a chief executive officer of a health care organization, an instructions designer and a college and university professor.

Her areas of expertise include nonprofit management, women’s issues, donor relations/fundraising, grant writing, media outreach and advocacy, tort law, public health issues, and online learning and instructional design.

Her outside interests include serving as a board member for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Naples Chapter and the PFLAG Naples Chapter, practicing yoga and working on becoming a registered yoga instructor, reading, watching movies, and kayaking.

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