Meet the Team

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Brandie Wiley, M.S.Ed

Director, Office of Disability Access

Brandie Wiley is the Director of Office of Disability Access and has been working in higher education since 2012. Prior to her current position in the ODA, she served as a learning specialist in the Center for Academic Performance, a testing coordinator for Testing and Evaluation Services, and as an instructor at the College of Health Care Professions. In addition, she taught as a public school educator for ten years. She has two Bachelor of Arts degrees (English and Speech Communication) from Texas Christian University and a Master of Education in Special Education – Transition from the University of Kansas.

 

Brandie has a passion for education and enjoys building relationships with students as she helps them achieve their goals. Strengths: Input, Harmony, Learner, Intellection, Connectedness

 

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Mariana Davies

Disability Access Coordinator

Mariana Davies is the Disability Access Coordinator in the Office of Disability Access. Prior to her current position in the ODA, she worked in K-12 education from 2012-2022 as a paraprofessional, a Special Education Teacher, and finally a Special Education/504 Coordinator. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from Texas Christian University and a Master of Education in Special Education from Texas Woman’s University.

 

Mariana values building relationships with students to help further their goals. She is an enthusiastic advocate for students with disabilities and making sure they have all the tools necessary to be successful in life.

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Robert Esterlein

Testing Assistant

Robert Esterlein is the Testing Assistant in the Office of Disability Access, responsible for scheduling and administering examinations. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Texas in Arlington and over 35 years of experience working for, managing, and directing nonprofits, including the Omni Theater at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History and the Admiral Nimitz Foundation (National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg.) Robert worked for 5 years as a part-time exam proctor before assuming his current role in February of 2022.

 

Robert finds deep satisfaction in fostering a testing environment that removes barriers and helps give students their best opportunity to succeed.