2016 Tillman Scholar

Seth Kastle

Baker University
Baker University Ed.D, Higher Education

People are stuck being passengers in life. I refuse to accept that I don’t have a hand in my destiny.

Dr. Seth Kastle is a retired U.S. Army first sergeant who during his 16 year military career served two combat tours in the Middle East in both Afghanistan and Iraq. His many military honors include the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq, in addition to having his uniform permanently displayed in the 95th Infantry Division Museum in Fort Sill, OK.

Seth graduated from Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in 2005 with a B.S. in Organizational Leadership, earned an M.S. in Leadership from Southwestern College in 2009, and completed a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership at Baker University in 2017. He is an Associate Professor of Leadership and the Director of Military Program Innovation at FHSU. In 2016 he was selected as a Tillman Scholar through the Pat Tillman Foundation and is currently serving as a scholar in the Stand-To Veterans Leadership Program through the George W. Bush Institute. Seth is also active in his community and serves on the USD208 Board of Education.

He is the author of the children’s books, Why Is Dad So Mad, and Why Is Mom So Mad, both of which address how military families can cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Seth Kastle and his wife, Julia, have two daughters, Raegan and Kennedy.