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Departmental Advising


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:

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

Sabrina Robertson, Ph.D.
Teaching Associate Professor | Director of Neuroscience Curricula
230 Davie Hall | (919) 962-9234
sabrinae@email.unc.edu


Available: By Appointment to discuss:

  • Neuroscience B.S. and neuroscience minor requirements,
  • Registration questions – please also see here,
  • Transfer students,
  • TarHeel Tracker adjustments,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:

  • Psychology 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 department curricula and student majors,
  • Psychology B.A. and B.S. major requirements,
  • Registration questions – please also see here,
  • Transfer students,
  • TarHeel Tracker adjustments,
  • Summer School department offerings, and
  • Graduate school or career counseling.

Additional Department Advisors


Vicki Chanon, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant Professor | Director of the Cognitive Science minor | Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology & Neuroscience
236 Davie Hall | (919) 962-5081
vchanon@unc.edu


Available: By Appointment to discuss:

  • Cognitive science minor requirements
  • course scheduling,
  • graduate school, and
  • career counseling.

Natasha Parikh, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant Professor | Director of Study Abroad in Psychology & Neuroscience
238 Davie Hall
nparikh@unc.edu


Available: By Appointment to discuss:

  • Psychology and/or Neuroscience study abroad oppurtunities

Sara Estle, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant Professor | Director of the Undergraduate Learning Assistants Program in Psychology & Neuroscience
332 Davie Hall
sjestle@unc.edu


Available: By Appointment to discuss:

  • Undergraduate Learning Assistants Program in Psychology & Neuroscience