J.D. Mike Gau

Assistant Dean, Division of Professional Studies

2106 Ullsvik Hall


Educational Background

  • Juris Doctor, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Iowa

Professional Experience
Mike Gau practiced law for over 20 years in Iowa and became associated with higher education as an instructor at Loras College and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC). Gau served as Dean of Business and Arts and Sciences from 2003-2014 at NICC. As part of his Dean role, Gau was the administrative lead for NICC’s participation in a National Science Foundation funded online consortium for teaching and professional development in an agriculture related discipline. Gau also served as Managing Director of the Private Client Group at U.S. Bank, N.A. for almost two years.

Gau joined the Division of Professional Studies in July 2016 as Assistant Dean and will assist in the administration of the Continuing Education InstituteCenter for Distance Learning, and Graduate Studies.

Gau is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Illinois.