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Meet the Team

Annie Bremer, M.A., M.F.A

Title: Disability Support Services Coordinator

Contact: abremer@shepherd.edu

Annie has worked in Higher Education for the last sixteen years, three of which have been at Shepherd University. She is very excited to be working in Disability Support Services.  On a personal note, she spent her childhood in rural areas of Pennsylvania and West Virginia and then lived in San Francisco for twenty years. Annie is fascinated with psychology, genealogy, old rusted materials, old photos, fibers, and plant forms. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Inquiry focusing on Mixed Media.

Mrs. Ronnie L. Taylor

Title: Disability Support Services Office Assistant

         Title IX Administration and Special Projects Assistant

Contact: rtaylor@shepherd.edu

Ronnie is a native Washingtonian, who offers over eight years of experience in the customer services, nonprofit sector and education fields. She is currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University majoring in counseling. In her down time when not working, she enjoys being newly married, spending time with her  close family and dog, advocating for human rights and against interpersonal violence, reading, dancing and crafting.

Mrs. Roxanne O’Connor

Title: Disability Support Services Office Assistant

Contact: roconnor@shepherd.edu

New to our staff in DSS is Roxanne O’Connor. She recently relocated from New Jersey where she worked for twenty-one years assisting specials needs students in the public school system. Roxanne is eager to meet and assist students in the DSS family. Aside from work, Roxanne enjoys baking, cooking, crocheting, as well as making pysanky (the art of Ukrainian egg decorating).

Ann Wendle, Ph.D.

Title: Dean of Students

Contact: awendle@shepherd.edu

As the Dean of Students at Shepherd University, Dr. Wendle has an overall responsibility for several departments and functions including Multicultural Student Affairs, International Student Affairs, Veteran Affairs, Counseling Services, Disability Support Services, Student Conduct and the Health Center. She is a faculty member in the Shepherd University College Student Development and Administration graduate program and serves as Affiliate Graduate Professor. She teaches the Helping and Advising course.

Dr. Wendle is a U.S. Army veteran and served in Operation Desert Storm. She has a Doctor of Philosophy from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, in Higher Education with concentrations in Law and Cultural Competency. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Secondary Education and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University. She previously worked at several other institutions of higher education in various positions. Wendle’s research has focused on topics such as women’s experiences in higher education, social media trends and legal implications for post-secondary students, the experiences of graduate student resident directors and undergraduate resident advisors, and how well first-year students transition to college and how they socialize.