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 inclusifiED.com. 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. 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. 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.