Eric B. Bauman, PhD, FSSH

Eric B. Bauman, PhD
Eric B. Bauman, Ph.D., FSSH










Dr. Eric B. Bauman is an award-winning educational designer, author, and proven innovation executive who promotes collaboration and discussion about simulation and game-based technology for education in the age of tools like virtual and augmented reality. Dr. Bauman is a proven conference and workshop speaker and facilitator, having been invited to present and/or facilitate well over 100 venues, including:

  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • The White House
  • International Serious Play Conference
  • M+Dev
  • The International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)
  • Society for Technology in Anesthesia
  • The Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Conference
  • Association of European Medical Educators Conference
  • International Association of Medical Science Educators
  • Wu Jieping Forum for Health and Development, (Zhongshan, China)
  • International Veterinary Simulation in Teaching Conference

Dr. Bauman has provided consultation for program development as well as faculty development workshops and presentations at numerous universities including:

  • The Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  • The WISER Institute at the University of Pittsburgh
  • San Francisco State University, School of Nursing
  • Oklahoma State University-Clinical Health Sciences
  • Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

He worked collaboratively and led multi-disciplinary teams of talented professionals, experienced in clinical education, game-based learning, and VR who have created award-winning games and simulations like Airway Lab, and Saving Lives!

Recent Activity

Most recently, Dr. Bauman has served as an academic and healthcare advisor, and subject matter expert in collaboration with Arch Virtual to support:

Boards and Fellowships

  • Inaugural Fellow,  Academy of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (FSSH)
  • Board of Governance, Society of Simulation in Healthcare
  • Wisconsin Games Alliance: Co-Chair of the Executive Committee
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing Inductee


Publication Highlights

In Press Evaluating nurse-physician communication with a rubric: A pilot study

2018 Virtual modalities: Games and virtual learning environments

2018 A method for functional task alignment analysis of an arthrocentesis simulator

2018 Development and student evaluation of an anatomically correct high fidelity calf leg model

2016 Games, Virtual Environments, Mobile Applications and a Futurist’s Crystal Ball 

2016 Simulation champions: Fostering courage, caring, and connection

2012 Game-based teaching and simulation in nursing & healthcare


Awards and Honors

2018 International Serious Play Gold Medal: Saving Lives! (Mobile game for basic life support (CPR) education in a situated simulated emergency scenario)

2018 Best-in-Show Award: Annual Serious Games & Virtual Environments Arcade at  International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare for Virtual Reality Airway Learning Lab

2018 Society for Simulation in Healthcare Leadership Award: Contributions in the fields of Game-Based Teaching and Virtual Environments

2016 Best-in-Show Award: Annual Serious Games & Virtual Environment Arcade at
International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare for MREAL: The Beating Heart Experience

You can find more detailed information about Dr. Bauman or contact him via LinkedIn.