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Food for Thought: Professor Viji Sathy, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Viji Sathy, PhD, is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Special Projects Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Program Evaluator of the Chancellor’s Science Scholars. Sathy is actively involved in instructional innovation and assisting colleagues in promoting evidence-based educational practices. She speaks to many groups nationally on high structure active learning in higher education. Her research involves evaluating the impact of innovative teaching techniques as well as retention in STEM courses. She teaches quantitative courses: statistical principles in psychological research and research methods. Prior to her current position at UNC, she worked at the College Board conducting research on the SATs and non-cognitive predictors of college success. Sathy completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. Based largely on the experience she had in her undergraduate statistics course, she went on to earn her doctorate in psychometrics from UNC-Chapel Hill.