Dale earned his Ph.D. in physics at Yale University working on quantum decoherence measurements with solid-state NMR. His postdoc at NIST in Boulder, Colorado focused on designing, fabricating, and measuring superconducting phase qubits including work on cooling micromechanical oscillators to their ground state. After his postdoc Dale continued on at NIST in Kent Irwin's group designing and fabricating transition edge sensor arrays deployed to the South Pole Telescope and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. Dale joined SLAC in 2015 where he works on Dark Matter detection, X-Ray spectrometer development, and Microwave SQUIDs.