Dr. Donna Wilson

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Industry Education
Occupation International Speaker, Psychologist, and Author of 20 Books on Bridging Brain Science and Psychology to Educational Practice
Introduction For more than two decades, Dr. Donna Wilson has been a pioneer in bridging brain science and psychology to educational practice. She co-developed the world’s first MS /EdS degrees in Brain-Based Teaching and Instructional Leadership (BrainSMART), as well as the first Doctoral Minor in Brain-Based Leadership. Dr. Wilson has co-authored 20 books and over 100 articles, book chapters, and blog postings. In 35 U.S. states and around the world, Dr. Wilson has led workshops for more than 60,000 educators and has presented at conferences with the Singapore Teachers’ Union, Jamaica Teachers’ Union, Hawker Brownlow Education [HBE] (Australia), University of Cambridge, Leiden University, United Arab Emirates, and most all national conferences in the US. For the past twenty years Dr. Wilson has served as president and head of academic affairs for BrainSMART Inc. and the Center for Innovative Education and Prevention (CIEP) a not-for-profit institution. She serves as advisor to New York City’s Portfolio School and on the foundation of Carl Albert State College in Oklahoma. She is also active in the research community and is co-chair of the Learning Environments SIG at the AERA.
Interests Brain-Based Teaching and Leading, Transformational Education, Social Emotional Learning, Metacognition, Cognitive Skills, Teacher Well-Being and Happiness, Teacher Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Taking Research to Practice, 21st Century Schools, International Education