Edward J. Wangler
I am originally from Leelanau County, Michigan. I earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Following a short break, I pursued my legal education at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where I received my juris doctor degree. While attending law school, I worked as a student adviser for Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions and discovered a passion for working with students. I subsequently completed my externship at Michigan State University Student Legal Services, where I assisted students charged with misdemeanor crimes. Additionally, I clerked for an immigration and criminal law attorney at Lane Legal Services, PLLC.
Today, my position as Penn State's pre-law adviser allows me to share my law school experience and assist students who are exploring a legal education. In addition to my pre-law duties, I am also a senior undergraduate studies adviser in the Division of Undergraduate Studies, where I counsel exploratory students and help them navigate the many curricular choices available at Penn State. I also advise Schreyer scholars enrolled in DUS as they explore their academic options. Ultimately, my goal is to help my students find an academic program that meets their interests and challenges them to grow and learn to become global citizens.
As a student conduct adviser, I additionally assist students who are charged with violating the student code of conduct. I am a member of the Undergraduate Education Diversity Team and a proud member of the LGBT Support Network. I am also actively engaged in research as a member of the Research and Assessment Team and am looking forward to working with students on the DUS Leadership Council. I am a member of the National Academic Advising Association and the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors.
On a personal note, I enjoy listening to music, reading, watching movies (especially horror, science fiction, and psychological thrillers), cooking, experiencing new cuisine, traveling, shopping, and being outside.
- B.S. in Psychology, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
Senior Undergraduate Studies Adviser and Pre-Law Adviser
Research & Teaching Interests
Masculinity issues facing men in higher education, academic decision-making, and consequences of criminal behavior on academic performance
Office: 114 Grange Building