Viji Sathy started her first teaching job after graduate school feeling fairly well prepared. Her doctoral program had included a one-credit class on teaching. She had been a teaching assistant several times over. And she had squeezed into her busy schedule as many of the university teaching center’s workshops as she could.
…Fast forward 13 years and Sathy is known by many of her peers and former students as a phenomenal teacher. She has won a slew of awards at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is a professor of the practice of psychology and neuroscience. And she is nationally known for her innovative approach to teaching large lecture courses.