Dale is Professor Emeritus for Creative Media & Film at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He received his BA in1969 from Baylor University, his MFA in 1974 from Texas Christian University and his PhD in 1984 from North Texas State University.
In 2013, Hoskins was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Emmy’s Silver Circle Society, which recognizes those who have dedicated at least 25 years in the broadcast industry, while making significant professional contributions and making a difference in the community. The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, serves Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and El Centro, Calif.
Dale was also a recipient of the Jack Clifford Excellence in Broadcast Education Award from the Arizona Broadcasters Association Foundation.