- PhD University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: Educational Psychology
- MS Univeristy of Wisconsin, Oshkosh: Curriculum & Supervision
- BS Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm MN: Education
Dr. Wendler previously served as MLC's Vice President for Academics. In this capacity, he supervised all full-time and adjunct members of the MLC faculty. He retired from this position at the end of the 2013-14 school year. Prior to this service, Dr. Wendler served as Professor of Education at D/MLC. His first teaching experience was as principal and teacher at Riverview, Appleton, WI. During this time he also served the WELS as a school visitor/evaluator.
Dr. Wendler has been a member of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1998. He has worked as a consultant-evaluator for the Commission, and as a member of the Commission's Accreditation Review Council.
Dr. Wendler teaches EDU5001, Issues in Education, for MLC's Graduate Studies Program.