Gail M Mentzel

Academic Advisor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
ASPIRE/Student Support Services

Office: 310A Bowman Hall
Phone: 715-232-5253

Brief Biography

I joined the ASPIRE Student Support Services office at UW-Stout on September 1, 2015. Prior to my position with ASPIRE, my career in higher education has included: academic advising, teaching college success strategies and psychology courses, processing financial aid awards, and recruitment. I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology at UW-Eau Claire and my Master's degree at UW-La Crosse in College Student Personnel. I am an advocate for higher education and supporting student success. I am passionate about my own life-long journey of intercultural learning and development, and I am committed to the work of advancing equity, diversity and social justice on campus.

Teaching Interests: Strategies for Academic Success

Professional Interests: Academic Advising (specifically supporting the success of first generation, low-income, students from foster care, and students with disabilities); Intercultural Development; Financial Aid and financial literacy; Career Development (MBTI)


Support academic success for first generation, low income and students with disabilities.


    • MS College Student Personnel
      University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
      La Crosse, WI, United States, 1992
    • BA Psychology
      University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
      Eau Claire, WI, United States, 1987

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, ASPIRE Student Support Services
        Academic Advisor
        September 1, 2015 -
      • University of Minnesota-Duluth, College of Liberal Arts
        Academic Advisor
        October 2008 - June 19, 2015
      • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Adult Basic Education; General Studies
        Adjunct Faculty
        August 2005 - December 2010