Jen Kahn-Pettigrew, MSW, APSW

Clinical Assistant Professor
Social Work

Jen Kahn-Pettigrew joined the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare in 2015 as a clinical assistant professor and social work field liaison. She connects field students with agencies that serve older adults, hospice agencies, and agencies that serve individuals with disabilities.

Jen is also the coordinator of education and programming for the Helen Bader Office of Applied Gerontology. In this role, she advises students pursuing the Graduate Certificate of Applied Gerontology. She also promotes gerontology education at UWM. In addition, Jen acts as the advisor for the Student Gerontology Association.

Jen earned her MSW at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She holds a bachelor of arts in both psychology and women's studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jen is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education. She is also a Certified AARP Disrupt Aging Classroom Facilitator​.


  • MSW, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A., Psychology and Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison