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 where
she founded the Educational Neuroscience Symposium that has now reached thousands of
educators and is in its 15th year. Lori’s passion is engaging her students through the social and relational neurosciences as it applies to education. She does this by integrating the tier one
trauma accommodating Applied Educational Neuroscience framework, and its learning principles and practices into her coursework at Butler.

The Applied Educational Neuroscience Certification,
created by Lori in 2016, is specifically designed to meet the needs of educators, counselors, clinicians and administrators who work beside children and adolescents who have, and are, experiencing adversity and trauma. The certification is now global and has reached hundreds of educators.

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 course release position with Washington Township Schools. Lori continues her work co-teaching in the K-12 schools integrating her applied research into
classroom procedures and transition, preparing the nervous system for learning and felt safety. Her third book, Connections over Compliance: Rewiring our Perceptions of Discipline, was released in late 2020, and Intentional Neuroplasticity: Moving Our Nervous Systems and Educational System Toward Post-Traumatic Growth, her fourth book, was released in January 2023. Her new book/manual titled Body and Brain Brilliance: A Manual to cultivate awareness and Practices for our Nervous System will be published in 2024. 

Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, Michael. She has three grown children, Andrew, Sarah and Regan and four rescue fur babies.

Lori has met with well over 200 school districts across the country, in Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Scotland, England and Dubai equating to more than 150,000 educators with much more work to be done!




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