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Departmental Advising


NOTE: There are no departmental advising services during summer. Departmental advising services will resume on August 15th, when the fall semester begins. If you have advising questions, please contact the relevant UNC office for assistance (e.g. Academic Advising, Study Abroad, Office of Admissions, Registrar’s Office). For department-specific advising, please use the calendly links below to set up an appointment this fall and/or email one of the department advisors below after August 15th, 2022.

Need information on departmental requirements, graduate school, or career counseling? Make an appointment for advising with one of our following advisors!

Students may also contact the College Academic Advising Program for questions about General Education requirements, visit University Career Services for assistance with pre-professional or pre-graduate advising, or Pre-Health Advising for interest in pursuing a professional degree in healthcare.

Department Advisors for the Neuroscience Major


Rachel Penton, Ph.D.
Teaching Associate Professor | Director of Undergraduate Neuroscience Advising
231 Davie Hall | (919) 962-9235
pentonre@email.unc.edu


Available: By Appointment (schedule an appointment via Calendly) to discuss:

  • B.S. major requirements,
  • Neuroscience minor requirements,
  • Registration questions – please also see here,
  • Transfer students,
  • TarHeel Tracker adjustments,
  • Study abroad credit consideration, and
  • Graduate school or career counseling.

Kelly Giovanello, Ph.D.
Professor | Director of Neuroscience Curricula
341A Davie Hall | (919) 843-1302
kgio@email.unc.edu


Available: By Appointment to discuss:

  • B.S. major requirements,
  • Neuroscience minor requirements,
  • Registration questions – please also see here,
  • Transfer students,
  • TarHeel Tracker adjustments,
  • Study abroad credit consideration, and
  • Graduate school or career counseling.

Department Advisors for the Psychology Major


Desiree Griffin, Ph.D.
Teaching Associate Professor | Director of Undergraduate Psychology Advising
232 Davie Hall
dgriffin@unc.edu


Available: By Appointment to discuss:

  • B.A. and B.S. major requirements,
  • Registration questions – please also see here,
  • Transfer students,
  • TarHeel Tracker adjustments,
  • Study abroad credit consideration, and
  • Graduate school or career counseling.

Jeannie Loeb, Ph.D.
Teaching Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies
235 Davie Hall | (919) 843-7753
loeb@unc.edu


Available: By Appointment (schedule an appointment via Calendly) to discuss:

  • All matters related to undergraduate education,
  • B.A. and B.S. major requirements,
  • Registration questions – please also see here,
  • Transfer students,
  • TarHeel Tracker adjustments, and
  • Graduate school or career counseling.

Additional Department Advisors


Regina Carelli, Ph.D.
Stephen B. Baxter Distinguished Professor | Co-Associate Chair
115 Davie Hall | (919) 962-8775
rcarelli@unc.edu


Available: By Appointment to discuss:

  • graduate school and
  • career counseling related to neuroscience.

Vicki Chanon, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant Professor
236 Davie Hall | (919) 962-5081
vchanon@unc.edu


Available: By Appointment to discuss:

  • course scheduling,
  • graduate school, and
  • career counseling.