During his career in academics, Jonathan Henkel has honed essential skills in leadership, management, student services, advising, counseling, and educational planning with a multicultural emphasis. It has been his personal mission to incorporate innovation and technology into evidence-based solutions while paying close attention to detail.
Jonathan received a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He then graduated with an MA and EdM in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. His graduate work emphasized multicultural counseling and racial identity development in the context of school counseling. He has integrated this focus into his work, supporting and guiding students from various backgrounds through significant life transitions. Jonathan spent twelve years supporting over fourteen hundred students annually as the Director of Post-Secondary Counseling in a New York City public high school. During his tenure, he successfully transitioned the college admissions process to an entirely paperless system. It is within this system that approximately ninety-eight percent of graduating seniors attended college. In 2012, Jonathan received the Guidance Counselor Recognition Award from the New York City Department of Education.
After more than two years as the Professional Programs Coordinator in the Department of Computer Sciences at UW-Madison, he now serves as the Student Information and Technology Manager at the School of Nursing Office of Academic Affairs. He functions as a leader both in the School of Nursing and on campus, having played a role in multiple campus-wide projects to innovate solutions using technology. He has presented on “Data-Based Decision Making,” “Powering-Up Productivity,” and “Collaboration by Design” during the annual UW-Madison Showcase events.
Jonathan has contributed professionally and personally to the success of student services in complex academic institutions by establishing valuable relationships with alumni, faculty, staff, administration, partner programs, post-secondary institutions, parents, and students. The range of individuals he has supported is broad, and includes people of diverse races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and marginalized groups and identities. He is truly passionate about building programs which support student achievement while advocating for the diversity of their individualized interests at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.