Happy Birthday Dale Brethower!

Dale is a Professor Emeritus, Psychology, Western Michigan University.

His degrees are from Kansas (A.B. General Psychology,) Harvard (A.M. Experimental Psychology,) and Michigan (Ph.D. Behavioral Science.) He has been a visiting professor at Keio University in Japan and the Sonora Institute of Technology in Mexico.  He worked with Roger Kaufman, Geary Rummler, Mariano Bernardez, and Ingrid Guerra-Lopez in a doctoral program in which students started or expanded a business in Sonora.


HPT Video 2019

Skype interview with Dale Brethower, recorded on March 26, 2019, regarding his background, his education and career history, and how he got into L&D and came to an HPT – Human Performance Technology, Evidence-Based Practices for Performance Improvement approach.

This video is 66:43 minutes in length.

Video 2014

Dale Brethower at the 2014 ISPI Conference – interview by Gary DePaul; post-production by Guy W. Wallace.

I was proud to have served with Dale Brethower when he was the President of ISPI in 2000. John Swinney was President-elect and I was Treasurer.

Dale received the ISPI Honorary Life Member and the Tom Gilbert Professional Achievement Awards.  He is a founder of the OBM Network and a recipient of the network’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

He is proud to have been a member of an ad hoc group, the Tucson 7, along with Bob Carleton, Roger Kaufman, Danny Langdon, Claude (Butch) Lineberry, Geary Rummler (host), and Don Tosti.

See some of his writings captured at HPT Treasures – here.

Email: dale.brethower@wmich.edu


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