Pedagogy Project Fellows

Current Pedagogy Project Fellows

Katharina Werner

Katharina Werner

Interim Director of Field Education, Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: 023 Jeannette Rankin Hall
Office Hours:

Monday 1-2pm

Thursday 10-11am

Curriculum Vitae


Advanced Practice I (SW 487 - online and in person)

Advanced Practice II (SW 488 - online and in person)

Social Policy and Social Services (SW 310 - online and in person)

Public Policy and the Montana State Legislature 2019 (SW 491)

Personal Summary

Kat was born and raised in Nuremberg, Germany and brought her passion for social justice and all things outdoors to the United States ten years ago. She is an avid world traveler and adventure seeker who loves exploring Montana’s mountains, rivers, and woods.


Kat graduated from Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen/ Nuremberg in Germany, with a BA in English and Sociology in 2007. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Montana in 2012 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


Lee, K.W., Chapin, K.P., Werner, K. (2019) Book Review: The Spectrum of Family Caregiving for Adults and Elders with Chronic Ilness. 

Podcast: The Montana Minute - Human Trafficking 

Professional Experience

Kat has worked in the social services field for close to 15 years and has extensive experience with women, men and children impacted by primary and secondary trauma, homelessness, domestic and sexual violence, commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. She worked at the YWCA Missoula for eight years and coordinated a program for homeless families, oversaw the women’s shelter, and acted as the Domestic and Sexual Violence Program Manager. During her time at the YWCA, she helped start the Missoula Human Trafficking Task Force and has been the task force Chair for the past six years. Over recent years, she has focused on developing and presenting trainings on the issues of commercial sexual exploitation, trauma-informed care, and trauma exposure response to spread awareness and educate community and crime victim advocates, law enforcement, medical personnel, and community members across Montana. In addition to her experience in the United States, Kat has also had the opportunity to address social justice issues on a global level working in Germany, India, and parts of SE Asia.