Wendy Bashant has been in higher education for 30 years -- teaching, advising, and supporting students. She was born in Seattle and grew up in upstate New York. While pursuing her doctorate, she taught English and writing at the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music. She then spent fifteen years in Iowa, where she served as Chair of the English Department and started the gender studies program at Coe College. Since then, she served as Dean of Students, first at New College, a small honors college in Florida, and then Thurgood Marshall College at University of California, San Diego. She has published scholarly articles and book chapters in The Pre-Raphaelite Journal and En Travesti: Opera and Gender Subversions.
She joined California Western School of Law in 2016, where she oversees Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Life and Diversity, Academic Achievement and Career and Professional Development.