Dr Dale Simpson Jr, Anthropological Archaeologist

Dale is an American anthropological archaeologist who specializes in Pacific anthropology but is well–versed in North and South American archaeology. Dale has conducted anthropological investigations in the U.S., Canada, Russia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, and Australia. He has researched Rapa Nui since 2001, and has extensively presented and published about Easter Island anthropology, archaeology, geochemistry, material culture studies, and monumental architecture. Dale has conducted and participated in multiple educational outreach programs throughout the world, including on Rapa Nui and in Australia and the U.S. Since 2009, he has held both full–time and adjunct instructor positions at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and Malcolm X College in Chicago, Illinois teaching introduction to anthropology, cultural anthropology, discovering archaeology, and people and cultures of the Pacific. From 2013–2017, Dale was a Centennial Scholar at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where his Ph.D. concentrated on ancient interaction of Rapa Nui as documented by the movement of archaeological basalt from geological sources to domestic and ceremonial sites. He was a host on History Channel’s FOUND program and a contributor for Science channel’s What on Earth program. During his youth, Dale was an accomplished Cub and Boy Scout, an All–American and Illinois state champ in Greco–Roman wrestling, and an all–academic athlete. He loves to visit museums, fish, travel, high–adventure exploration, juggling, and playing Frisbee.