Kate Masshardt, MEd

  • Senior Academic Advisor, Student Services

Kate Masshardt is an academic advisor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. She currently advises for all undergraduate students interested in social work and criminal justice & criminology. Kate also advises on the crime analysis certificate, forensic science certificate, and earning a second bachelor's degree. In addition to advising, she teaches a class each fall for the new freshman majoring in social work and criminal justice & criminology to help them get acquainted with UWM and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

Kate has a bachelor's degree from Marquette University in sociology and social welfare and justice, and a master's degree from Iowa State University in higher education. Prior to her current position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she held positions in admissions, orientation, and campus activities.

Kate's goal is to work collaboratively with students to understand and plan for their academic, professional, and personal goals through an understanding of degree requirements, university policies, and available practical experiences.


  • M.Ed., Higher Education, Iowa State University
  • B.A., Sociology and Social Welfare and Justice, Marquette University