Dale R. Tampke is Assistant Provost for Student Academic Services and Clinical Professor of Education at Loyola University Chicago. He writes and presents frequently on student success issues at conferences such as the National Symposium on Student Retention, the First Year Experience Conference, ACUHO-I, and NASPA. In addition, Tampke's research has appeared in the Journal of College Student Retention, the NASPA Journal (now the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice), the Journal of College University Student Housing, and Learning Communities Research and Practice.
Tampke holds bachelor and master's degrees from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His prior positions include Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of North Texas, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Retention at Ohio University, Director of Residential Life at Stetson University, and Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Illinois.