Inclusive Teaching with Kelly Hogan, Ph.D. & Viji Sathy, Ph.D.






Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – Time: 2-3:30 p.m. – Location: Smith Ball Room, The Morris Inn
Presenters: Kelly Hogan, Ph.D. and Viji Sathy, Ph.D., award-winning instructors from the University of North Carolina
Cosponsor: Notre Dame College of Science



Teaching strategies that emphasize structured active learning can create more equitable classrooms and improve learning for all students. As an introduction to inclusive teaching techniques, Professors Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy of the University of North Carolina will ask participants to reflect on inequities and diversity in their classrooms through interactive, hands-on activities. After providing a framework for inclusive design and their own research results, Hogan and Sathy will lead participants through active learning exercises and case studies that explore inclusive techniques. Drawing upon their own teaching experiences and educational research, they will model approaches that can be readily implemented with any discipline or class size to help all students achieve to their potentials.

Hogan and Sathy are both award winning instructors with a combined 25+ years in the classroom at the University of North Carolina. They are passionate about student success, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. They have expertise on inclusive techniques and active learning in any size crowd, because both teach courses routinely with hundreds of students. On their campus, they lead innovative classroom and diversity administrative initiatives that benefit all students, faculty, and staff. Both are leading the campus in curriculum reforms, bringing course-based undergraduate research experiences and makerspace courses to all disciplines.Their work has been featured in a number of national publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times.


Kelly Hogan

Kelly Hogan, PhD, is a STEM Teaching Professor in the Department of Biology, Assistant Dean of the Office of Instructional Innovation  

Hogan works with many of Carolina’s faculty to help them re-imagine their teaching and she has also shared her techniques with educators from institutions across the state and nation. She has been a driver of institutional reform within STEM to ensure that the gateway science courses are taught with high structure, active learning.

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Viji Sathay

Viji Sathy, PhD, is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Special Projects Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

Sathy is actively involved in instructional innovation and assisting colleagues in promoting evidence-based educational practices. She speaks to many groups nationally on the flipped classroom in higher education. Her research involves evaluating the impact of innovative teaching techniques as well as retention in STEM courses. 

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