Linda A. Wendling, the Assistant Dean of Career Services, is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. She began her legal career with Tesser & Cohen, a boutique law firm that specializes in construction law. In 2001 she joined the Union County College faculty in Cranford, New Jersey, where she successfully developed a paralegal program.
Wendling is currently pursuing a master's degree in history at North Carolina State University, with a concentration on constitutional theory. She holds a bachelor's degree in French with a minor concentration in Political Science from Rutgers and a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law.
The CSO's Director of Legal Recruitment, Emma C. Kinyanjui, spent several years in the hotel industry before obtaining her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Her legal career had its starts in the Morgantown Office of Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc., where she was a Clifton Everett Fellow. In this role, she represented financially needy clients in the areas of housing, benefits, and consumer issues. Following the completion of her fellowship, she remained with Legal Aid for seven years as a staff attorney, supervising attorney, and finally as the Managing Attorney of the Legal Aid's Smithfield Office. She holds a BS in Economics with a concentration in Business from Hollins University in Virginia.
The office's Career Services Manager, Stephanie Troy Williams worked at the Methodist Retirement Home as an assistant to the director of member services while completing her undergraduate studies at North Carolina Central University. Before becoming the Director of Donor Relations and Budget Services at the NCCU School of Law in 2005, Williams worked in the university's Institutional Advancement Office. Within the law school, she has also served as the Student Services Manager and the Interim Executive Assistant to the Dean. She currently functions as the Career Service Manager in the law school CSO and is also working towards a master's degree in Health Service Administration.
The Director of Public Service Programs, Philip A. Guzman, taught high school for six years prior to earning his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. He is admitted to practice in New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia and will soon be admitted to practice in North Carolina as well.
Guzman's legal career began in Brooklyn, New York, where he worked as an Assistant District Attorney and as a trial attorney for the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice. His experience also includes time spent in Washington, DC and Wall Street law firms and as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Howard Community College in Maryland.