Scott Dooley graduated from Bethel College in 1993 with majors in History, Philosophy, and German. Having discovered clay as a senior, he proceeded to work for a production potter for one year and then moved to Arizona where he attended Arizona State University and pursued art. In 2000, he graduated with his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Kansas State University, where he studied with Yoshiro Ikeda. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States, and internationally in Spain, Switzerland, Australia, South Africa, China, and more. He also has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, and Ceramics: Art and Perception, among other publications. In 2005, the Ohio Arts Council awarded him an Individual Artist Fellowship. Dooley is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.