Viji Sathy

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Viji Sathy, Ph.D. (this is how you pronounce my name)

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Out Fall 2022! 

I am delighted to announce the arrival of my book with Dr. Kelly Hogan on Inclusive Teaching. 

For more information about the book, our workshops, or our work, please visit We look forward to hearing from you!

(West Virginia University Press offers a standing 30% discount on orders of 10 or more copies of our book, which you can get with code HIGHEREDBULK30 at checkout on the press's site:

Bio: Dr. Viji Sathy is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Associate Dean for Evaluation and Assessment, Director of the Townsend Program for Education Research, and Director of the Academic Leadership Program at the Institute for Arts & Humanities. She is a national expert on inclusive teaching, speaking and writing widely on the topic and co-founder of Her research involves evaluating the impact of innovative teaching techniques as well as retention in STEM and directs evaluations of educational programs and curricula. She teaches undergraduate quantitative courses as course-based research experiences: statistics and research methodology, as well as maker courses. In 2022 she was selected to be a Howard Hughes Medical Institute facilitator scholar to deliver culturally aware mentor training to scientific fellows. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the campus’ Student’s choice for Best Professor at UNC and recently, The Society for The Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2) Awardee for Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and APA Division 5 Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring In Quantitative 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. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (B.S.1996) and her doctorate in psychometrics from UNC-Chapel Hill (Ph.D. 2003). She was born in India but grew up in a small town in NC and is a proud recipient of public education (K-PhD) in NC.

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