Faculty & Staff Profiles

Name: Dennis Dotterer

Title: M.Ed. Educational Leadership Program Director, Assistant Professor - Educational Leadership

Education:  Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Liberty University; Ed.S., Educational Administration and Supervision, Converse College; M.Ed., Gifted and Talented Curriculum and Instruction, Converse College; B.A., Elementary Education, Clemson University          

Office: 212 Withers/W.T.S. Building  

Phone: 803/323-4726

E-mail: dottererd@winthrop.edu


Area(s): Video-based instructional supervision; Leadership; Professional learning communities; STEAM implementation

As a student that struggled in school, I choose the career path of education so that I could help those students like me that struggled with traditional instruction. Upon entering the field, I quickly realized that I was not unique in my struggles and the majority of students struggle learning in some form or fashion. This realization became the catalyst for me to continue to advance my education so that I could help a greater number of students and ultimately lead teachers to help those students as well. I came to Winthrop after working for the South Carolina Department of Education for over ten years in the area of human capital management. Prior to that, I taught at the elementary and middle school levels and served as an assistant principal and principal at both levels as well. I am originally from upstate New York. I spend my free time either playing or coaching lacrosse and I am married with two children.