Benjamin Dotger, PhD, is a professor in the Teaching and Leadership Department at Syracuse University. He teaches education foundations courses to secondary and K-12 students, coordinates the Teaching & Curriculum master’s program, and directs clinical simulation design and implementation efforts between the School of Education and SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Clinical Skills Center. His scholarship centers on the design and study of clinical simulations within and across educator preparation disciplines, with emphasis on identity formation, discipline-specific practices, and physiological responses. This work has been supported by numerous federal and private foundations, including the Spencer Foundation, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the National Science Foundation, and the Institute for Educational Sciences.
In my spare time, I make craftsman- and mission-style furniture. This work keeps me out of trouble and gives my children shelves for their books.