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Dale R. Tampke, Ph.D.


Full Bio

Dale Tampke is an active scholar-practitioner in the student success space. His career extends over 25 years and includes administrative positions at Texas Woman’s University, Loyola University Chicago, the University of North Texas, Ohio University, Stetson University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In addition to his administrative work, Dale has served as Clinical Professor of Education, teaching in the Higher Education area at Loyola, held faculty appointments as Research Associate Professor of Counseling and Higher Education at the University of North Texas and Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Ohio University. He has taught first-year seminars and advised students for over 25 years. Dale presents frequently on student retention and success issues at conferences such as the National Symposium on Student Retention, the National Conference on the First Year Experience, ACUHO-I, and NASPA.

His professional activities include service on the Advisory Board of the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition, the Journal of College and University Student Housing, and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Additional professional engagement includes involvement in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the Consortium for Student Retention and Data Exchange (CSRDE), National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Tampke holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dale is currently a pastor in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. He continues to consult in the areas of student success, organization and finance, and higher education leadership and planning. Dale and his wife, Molly, live in Denton, TX.