Lori Desautels, Ph.D.

Dr. Lori Desautels, is an Assistant Professor at both undergraduate and graduate programs at Butler University in Indianapolis. Before teaching at Marian and Butler University , Lori taught emotionally troubled students in the upper elementary grades, worked as a school counselor in Indianapolis, was a private practice counselor and co-owner of the Indianapolis Counseling Center. Lori was a behavioral consultant for Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on the adolescent psychiatric unit.

Lori’s passion is engaging her students through neuroscience in education, integrating Educational Neuroscience and learning principles and strategies into her courses at Butler University.  Lori has created a nine hour certificate for graduate students in Educational Neuroscience/ Brain and Trauma at Butler University beginning in the summer of 2016.  Lori has conducted professional developments and workshops throughout the country and world, most recently in Dubai with over 5,000 educators. Lori’s articles are published in Edutopia, Brain Bulletin and Mind Body Spirit international magazine. She recently was published in the Brain Research Journal for math and sciences for her work in the fifth grade classrooms this year during a course release position with Washington Township Schools. Lori is most excited about a five part series she wrote, published through Edutopia from the pixar film “Inside Out.” You can find this series on Lori’s blog from Edutopia. Lori graduated with a BS in Special Education, from Butler University, with an MS in counseling from Indiana University and earned her Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis in early adolescence/ thought formation from AIHT and Indiana University. Lori’s website is at  Lori has written a book entitled, “How May I Serve You, Revelations in Education” published in March of 2012. She has currently completed a second book, entitled, “Unwritten, The Story of a Living System”, co-authoring with educator Mr. Michael McKnight published by Wyatt McKenzie Publishing available winter of 2016. Please contact Lori if you are interested in  professional development and workshops  within the framework of educational neuroscience/ social and emotional learning.

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