Viji Sathy

Senior Lecturer, Psychology & Neuroscience
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



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Sathy is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research involves evaluating the impact of innovative teaching techniques in STEM courses. She is also the Program Evaluator of the Chancellor’s Science Scholars, an adaptation of the Meyerhoff Scholarship at UMBC, to increase representation of underrepresented students in STEM PhDs. Sathy teaches two large undergraduate courses: Statistical Principles in Psychological Research and Research Methods.

Sathy has received numerous teaching awards including the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and the Students’ Choice for Best Professor at UNC. She is actively involved in instructional innovation at UNC and helps colleagues promote evidence-based educational practices. Prior to her current position at UNC, Sathy worked at the College Board conducting research on the SATs and non-cognitive predictors of college success.

Sathy holds a PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in Quantitative Psychology.