Dale Fowler

​​​​​​​​Instructional Designer


Dale has been with CMU as an instructional designer since January 2011. Prior to CMU Dale was a founding member of Indiana Wesleyan's Center for Distributed Learning, launched in 2000. As such he created the online learning model used at IWU, and served as the associate, bachelor and master degree developer of accounting.

Dale started teaching in 1984 at Jordan College where he implemented computerized accounting courses. In 1986 he moved to Argubright Business College where he launched the Professional Training Division. In 1989 he became Director of Education and implemented Block Scheduling, introducing it into Davenport University the following year. In 1994 Dale developed Davenport's first online courses. He has also served as adjunct instructor for Baker College, Spring Arbor College, Ohio Christian University, and dissertation mentor for Capella University. Dale has also worked in public and private accounting, and owned a business.


Dale holds an Ed.D in Higher Education from Argosy University (2004), a GPC/IS (Graduate Professional Certificate in Information Systems) from the University of Sarasota (2002), an MBA from Western Michigan University (1986), a BA in Business Administration from Cornerstone University (1983), and AAS in accounting from Muskegon Community College (1981).

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Dale joined the Army in 1975 and was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and was assigned to a unit known as The Wolfhounds. During that time he listened to a lecture by a speaker from Union City, Michigan. Being from Michigan he wondered where that was. Walking through the Army education center Dale saw a sign that surprised him which said "Office of Central Michigan University." Today, Dale is married to Julia, a girl from Union City, Michigan, whose father was a Wolfhound in the Korean War. Dale and Julia have four children. Dale's personal interests include song writing and recording for acoustic guitar; taking his family on his infamous "mystery trips" around Michigan, teaching them things they don't want to know, and studying theology.