Chad Zahrt

  • Assistant Dean - Student Affairs, School of Information Studies

Assistant Dean
Student Affairs


  • MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • BA, University of Iowa


Chad Zahrt is the Assistant Dean for Student Services and Operations at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Information Studies (SOIS). In his capacity as assistant dean, he serves on the School’s leadership team and is responsible for student advising, retention and recruitment, marketing, outreach, alumni relations, IT services and the administrative operations and strategic planning across all academic programs for SOIS. During his tenure he has been integral in the growth of the BS in Information Science and Technology program, developing and leading the IST program in the UW Flexible Competency-Based modality, and launching a Master of Information Science and Technology degree.

Before joining UWM in 2004, he was project implementation lead for Endeavor Information Systems’ Voyager Integrated Library Systems, providing OPAC design and rollout, best practice workflow, and change management for academic libraries in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. He holds a BA in English from the University of Iowa and an MLIS from UWM.

Courses Taught

150 Introduction to Information Resources on the Internet
787 Library Automation