Brian Hinshaw

Pathway Advising

About Brian

As the director of Pathway Advising, Brian oversees the advising staff and coordinates our work with UWM’s schools and colleges. Brian has a long history at UWM as an alumnus of the College of Letters & Science, a former instructor in English composition and creative writing, an academic advisor in the Lubar School of Business, and an associate registrar overseeing classrooms, curriculum, and course placement. He’s student-focused, and committed to making sure that all students can succeed here.


MFA, Creative Writing, Emerson College
BA, English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Cooking, Milwaukee Brewers baseball, reading, and table-top games.  I’m an indoor kid.

Favorite Movies

"Office Space," "Rushmore," and "Children of Men"

Favorite Place on Campus

Check out the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. It has a Grind, great lighting, and dynamic energy – and it's still got that new building smell!

Favorite Place in Milwaukee

The Spice House on Old World 3rd St.  You’ll find seasonings and spice blends from around the world, from Ethiopian berbere to Vietnamese cinnamon, and learn the difference between chili powder and powdered chiles.  Plus, free global recipes!