Meet our team of advisors fostering students’ success by providing meaningful resources and purposeful support in career development.
When booking an appointment with your advisor, read the meeting description to learn about the meeting format. If given an option to choose between Zoom, in-person, or phone, note your preference in the appointment description or right next to your name. Please note that meetings may have to be moved online, sometimes last minute, in case of sickness or quarantine. Do not attend an in-person meeting if you feel sick or if you have been instructed to quarantine/isolate. Here are your options for getting in touch with us:
- Students can email any questions to email@example.com.
- Schedule a meeting with your assigned advisor by using the Google calendar links in the advisor bios below.
- For the Spring 2024 semester, walk-in hours are as follows:
- In-person walk-ins: Mondays 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Lampe 340 & Thursdays 11-1 p.m. in Lampe 336
- Virtual drop-ins: Mondays 9:45 – 11:15 a.m. and Fridays 12-1:30 p.m. https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/92335166553
Dr. Dana Kotter-Gruehn
Director of the Advising Center | Calendar
Dr. Kotter-Gruehn obtained her B.S. and M.S. in Psychology from Dresden University of Technology and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Free University, Berlin. Trained at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, she is a lifespan developmental psychologist and has published research on psychosocial development in adulthood. She has taught a variety of courses (e.g., Developmental Psychology, Research Methods, Psychology of Aging, graduate-level Teaching Practicum) at NCSU, Duke University, and Humboldt University of Berlin. She is an associate teaching professor and serves as the director of undergraduate advising in the Psychology department at NC State University.
Dr. Anna Behler
Dr. Behler earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fordham University and a master’s degree from Queens College of the City University of New York, both in New York City. She earned a second master’s degree and her Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She currently teaches Research Methods and Social Psychology at NCSU, and has also taught courses in Statistics, Psychology of Personality, and Psychology of Motivation at VCU, the University of Mary Washington, and Queens College. Her research focuses on emotions, identity, and psychological measurement.
Larsen earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Florida and her master’s in Higher Education with a concentration in community college and university leadership from Appalachian State University. Prior to working as an advisor at NCSU, she worked as an advisor in AppState’s Psychology Department where she not only advised students majoring in psychology but also taught a Careers in Psychology course assisting students in the major as they navigate their career journey. In her free time, she enjoys baking and walking her dog, Boone.
Jasmine is a doctoral student in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Washington. Her research interests include occupational health in the workplace, focusing on how workplace burnout and mental health for telecommuting. In her free time, she enjoys helping out with her fellowship group and exploring new cafes around the area.
Melissa is a doctoral student in the Applied Social Psychology program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with double minors in Spanish and International Studies from Saint Louis University. Her research interests include well-being and identity among understudied and underrepresented populations, specifically focusing on the implications of online environments on Black health. In her free time, Melissa enjoys reading a good book and solo traveling to new places.
Jennifer Fredette is a doctoral student in the Lifespan Development Psychology program. She received her bachelor’s in psychology with a second major in political science and a minor in music from UNC–Chapel Hill. She later received her JD from UNC–Chapel Hill as well. Her research interests include death anxiety and death acceptance in older adults as well as anticipatory grief. In her free time, she enjoys singing and playing with her dog, Luna.
Elizabeth is a doctoral student in the Lifespan Developmental Psychology program. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology and music from William & Mary. Her research interests include parent-child socialization of emotions, identity, and around difficult life circumstances. She also has a passion for peer and student mentorship. In her free time, you can find Elizabeth with her cats Aspen and Lorna or out exploring new places.