Dr. Lori Desautels has been an assistant professor at Butler University since 2016, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education. Lori was also an assistant professor at Marian University in Indianapolis for eight years. While there, she founded the Educational Neuroscience Symposium. Because of her work, Lori has been able to attract the foremost experts in the field of educational neuroscience, trauma and adversity growing the conference from 60 participants to over 500.
Dr. Desautels’ passion is engaging her students through neuroscience as it applies to education by integrating Mind Brain Teaching, learning principles and strategies into her coursework at Butler. The Applied Educational Neuroscience Certificate, created by Lori in 2016, is specifically designed to meet the needs of educators, counselors, and administrators who work beside children and adolescents who have, and are, experiencing adversity and trauma. Lori’s articles are published in Edutopia, Brain Bulletin, and Mind Body Spirit international magazine. She was also published in the Brain Research Journal for her work in the fifth-grade classrooms during a faculty in residence position with Washington Township Schools. Lori is the author of four books.
Her most recent book, “Connections over Compliance: Rewiring our Perceptions of Discipline” was released in late 2020. Lori has met with well over 70 school districts across the country, in Canada, Costa Rica and Dubai equating to more than 100,000 educators and school bus drivers, with much more work to be done!
Hear her speak at the STN EXPO Indianapolis on Oct. 3 as she presents the general session “The Effect of Student Emotional Trauma on the School Bus Ride.