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About Martin Tadlock

Dr. Martin Tadlock is the Regional Chancellor at USF St. Petersburg. He began serving USFSP in July, 2016. He began his career in education 36 years ago as a middle school teacher, served as a professor of middle level education and director of the Center of Education for the Young Adolescent, a Wisconsin Center of Excellence, at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. He was a professor of middle level education, program coordinator, team chair, and assistant dean at Utah State University where he established the first middle level teacher licensure program in the state and the largest graduate seminar in the western U.S., the Rocky Mountain Middle Level Education Seminar which served over 300 middle school teachers and administrators every year. He has served as a dean and provost at Bemidji State University and as provost and interim president at Northeastern State University prior to accepting the vice-chancellor role at USF St Petersburg.

Dr. Tadlock has secured over $6M in grants and contracts and managed over $60M in capital projects over his career. He was instrumental in securing private support resulting in a state financial award for the 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence, one of two National Science Foundation Applied Technology Education Centers of Excellence in Minnesota.


Present Regional Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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Honors and Awards

  • • Innovation in Global Education Award, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, 2014
  • • Graduate, American Association of State Colleges and Universities/American Academic Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Academy, 2014
  • • Graduate, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Executive Leadership Academy, 2014
  • • Clock Tower Award for Leadership, Dedication, and Initiative, Northeastern State University, 2012
  • • Consultant-Evaluator, PEAQ and AQIP, NCA/Higher Learning Commission, 2009-current
  • • Service to Non-Traditional Students Award, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2010
  • • Service to Students Award, Minnesota Technology Education, Bemidji State University Chapter, 2006
  • • Top Prof, Utah State University Mortar Board Society, 2000 and 2001
  • • Roland Leadership Award, Utah Middle Level Association, 2000
  • • Teacher of the Year, Elementary Education Dept., Utah State University, 1997
  • • Teacher of the Year, Elementary Education Dept., Utah State University, 1997
  • • High Merit, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93
  • • Exemplary Teacher, Utah Council of Teachers of English, 1986


Ph.D., Miami University ‐ Educational Administration
M.Ed., Utah State University ‐ Secondary Education
B.S., Utah State University ‐ Geography major/English minor

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