F. Dale Kasparek, Jr. is a Principal Court Management Consultant in the Research and Technology Services Division of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). He started his career as a criminal justice planner in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He served as Deputy Court Administrator for the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County, (Pittsburgh) Pennsylvania. He also served as a Judicial District Administrator Minnesota and a Court Administrator in Ohio. Mr. Kasparek served as a law firm administrator prior to joining NCSC in 1999. Mr. Kasparek administrative competencies include governance; labor relations and human resource management; court financial management; strategic planning; facility management, design, courthouse build and remodeling project management; case management, and; technology planning and implementation. He has served on numerous state and national committees. He is a member of the National Association for Court Management, the Ohio Association for Court Administration and the Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management. Mr. Kasparek is a past member of the Board of Directors of NACM and a past President of the Ohio Association for Court Administration. Mr. Kasparek previously held the position of Director of National Programs for the educational division of the National Center for State Courts, the Institute for Court Management (ICM). He serves as faculty for ICM and has served as faculty for the National Judicial College, the Ohio Judicial College, and the New Jersey Staff College. He has taught court management and criminology at colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He has trained and consulted with state and local governments and with international court officials. He has contributed to court related publications such as NCSC’s Trend in State Courts, The Court Manager, the Ohio Judges Manual and served as editor of NCSC’s Court Technology Bulletin. Mr. Kasparek holds a B.A. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters Degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.