Viji Sathy is the Associate Dean of Evaluation and Assessment, a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Townsend Program for Education Research at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, USA. She is actively involved in instructional innovation and faculty development. She is a national expert in inclusive teaching, speaking widely in the USA and writing on the topic. Her research involves evaluating the impact of innovative teaching techniques as well as retention in STEM.
Viji is also the Program Evaluator of the Chancellor’s Science Scholars, an adaptation of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, that has successfully increased representation of underrepresented students in STEM PhDs. She regularly teaches undergraduate quantitative courses as course-based research experiences: statistics and research methodology as well as makerspace courses. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards for excellence in undergraduate education and the campus’ Student’s choice for Best Professor at UNC. 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. Viji completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.S.1996) and her doctorate in psychometrics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D. 2003). Viji is currently writing a book on Inclusive Teaching and you can find a list of her articles and podcasts at www.inclusifiEd.com.