Keynote Speaker: Viji Sathy, PhD

  • Viji Sathy

We are excited to announce that this year's keynote speaker for the 3rd Diversifying Scholarship Research Conference is Dr. Viji Sathy.


Viji Sathy, PhD is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Special Projects Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Education. She is actively involved in instructional innovation and faculty development engaging in evidence-based educational practices. She is a national expert on inclusive teaching, speaking widely around the country, writing on the topic and co-founder of Her research involves evaluating the impact of innovative teaching techniques as well as retention in STEM. Sathy is also the Program Evaluator of the Chancellor’s Science Scholars, an adaptation of the Meyerhoff Scholarship at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, that has successfully increased representation of underrepresented students in STEM PhDs. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and the campus’ Student’s choice for Best Professor at UNC.

For more information about Dr. Sathy, please visit her website at

The keynote will be held at 2:00PM on February 21, 2020 in the Commonwealth Room in Newcomb Hall at the University of Virginia.