Dale M. Herder, Ph.D. has lectured and consulted in the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Georgia, Germany, England, Italy, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan, and Canada. He served as an enlisted man and commissioned officer at sea in the U.S. Navy and retired with the rank of Commander. He is a former Fulbright Fellow in West Germany and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, and a Ph.D. in English/American studies at Michigan State University.
His articles, essays, and book chapters appear in a variety of academic and popular publications, and his first book, Common Sense Rediscovered: Lessons From the Terrorist Attack on America, was published in 2004. Detour: Agent Orange, was his second book, co-authored with Sam Smith, out in 2018.
After over forty years as a high school principal, English professor, department chair, dean, academic vice president, and interim college president, he is retired and resides with his wife in Northern Michigan.