Benjamin Dattner, PhD
Benchmark Associate & Senior Consultant
Individual Psychology & Group Dynamics
Ben has helped a wide variety of corporate and non-profit organizations become more successful by developing a better understanding of the impact of individual psychology and group dynamics on their performance. His consulting services enable organizations to make better hiring and staffing decisions, to enhance the professional capabilities of managers and employees, to configure teams more effectively, and to reduce the amount of interpersonal and intergroup conflict.
Ben received a BA in Psychology from Harvard College, and his MA and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from New York University, where he was a MacCracken Fellow. His doctoral dissertation analyzed the relationship between narcissism and fairness in the workplace, and his master's thesis examined the impact of trust on negotiation. Before graduate school, Ben worked at Republic National Bank of New York for three years, first as a Management Trainee and then as Assistant to the CEO. After graduate school, Ben was Director of Human Resources at Blink.com before founding Dattner Consulting.
Ben is an Adjunct Professor at New York University, where he teaches Organizational Development in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology MA Program, and at Marist College at the New York City Police Academy, where he teaches Organizational Change in the MPA Program. Ben is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Metro New York Applied Psychology Association.