Regional Chancellor

Martin TadlockMartin Tadlock is the Regional Chancellor at USF St. Petersburg. Prior to, Martin was serving as USFSP’s interim chancellor since September 2017, and previously served as regional vice chancellor for academic affairs starting in July, 2016.

Martin was Provost and Vice-President for Academic and Student Affairs at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College in northern Minnesota, after serving there as Dean of the College of Professional and Graduate Studies from 2001-2006. He has also served as Assistant Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and as Provost at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, where he was Interim President for six months during a presidential search.

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.

Martin began his career in education 30 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.

Martin has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Masters of Education in Secondary Education from Utah State University. His Ph.D. is in Educational Administration and Leadership from Miami University of Ohio.


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