Lori Slater, Ph.D.

DATSE Program Advisor

(417) 873-7267 
Office: Lay Hall, Room 205
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Dr. Lori Slater is a full-time instructor in Drury’s School of Education and Child Development. She teaches classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, primarily focused on teaching students with disabilities and on behavior and classroom management. In addition, Dr. Slater is the program advisor for the Drury Alternative Track to Special Education (DATSE) program.

Dr. Slater comes to Drury after four years at Missouri State University as an educational improvement consultant with the Regional Professional Development Center. There she worked with school districts throughout southwest Missouri to provide professional learning opportunities and coaching for in-service teachers in the areas of best practices in special education and implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports. Prior to moving to Missouri, she worked for the Nevada Department of Education where she worked with school districts throughout Nevada to review district and site level data to drive improvement related to closing the achievement gap for students with disabilities. Dr. Slater also spent a number of years as a high school teacher of students with disabilities. An honor that continues to drive her passion to teach her adult students the importance of acceptance of all abilities and the continued need for inclusive practices.

B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, National University 2004
M.Ed., Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2009
Ph.D., Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017

Drury University faculty member since 2017