Introducing Andrew Bartsch, Academic Advising Manager

Our department is incredibly excited to welcome Andrew Bartsch, who joined our department in early November as an Academic Advising Manager.

Prior to joining CANES & ACS, Andrew worked as an academic advisor in UW-Madison L&S Academic Advising Services and the UW-Madison Athletic Department in addition to his experience as a substitute teacher & coach in Madison Metropolitan School District.

“In my previous position with Academic Advising Services, I worked with students from all 60+ majors in L&S so I am looking forward to the opportunity to narrow my focus by joining the CANES (home of one of my undergraduate majors) and ACS departments,” Andrew said.

Andrew completed his MS in Academic Advising at Kansas State University following his BA at UW-Madison, with majors in History with Honors (Ancient & Medieval Worlds) & Classical Humanities and Certificates in European Studies & Medieval Studies.

“I started advising because my own educational journey at UW-Madison was greatly influenced by my advisors (Scott in History and Grant in CANES),” Andrew said. “They showed me all the great opportunities that exist on this campus and challenged me to expand my own academic skill. Now, I hope to provide the same positive and encouraging experiences to the students that I work with every day.”

Outside of advising, Andrew enjoys photography, coaching the throwing events of athletics (shot put, discus, hammer and weight throw), board and card games, and traveling.

“Students are welcome to start reaching out to me via email,, or by scheduling an appointment via starfish. I generally release appointments on a bi-weekly rolling basis, so if you don’t see any available appointments right away, if you check back in a few days there will likely be more available. You can find me in starfish by using the search bar at the top of the page. Soon I will also be assigned as your academic advisor and you will be able to find my contact information by visiting the Academic Navigator in your MyUW. I look forward to working with you.”